1. The typhoon swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities and dumping rain as it headed toward Hong Kong and China.
Filipino workers are hit by splashes from a strong wave as it strikes the wall along a bayside promenade in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
3. More than 3,300 people were evacuated from flood-prone areas and mountainous regions in Taiwan.
Local residents stay at a detention center after evacuating from a mudslide area as Typhoon Usagi lashes southern Taiwan, in Hengtsun, Pingtung County, on Sept. 21, 2013.
4. A landslide late Saturday in the southeastern hot springs resort village of Chihpen sent mud and rocks crashing through the ground floor of a resort spa, forcing the evacuation of guests.
Guests walk down steps at the Hoya Hot Springs Resort & Spa inundated with flood waters from Typhoon Usagi in Chihpen, Taitung county, in southeastern Taiwan, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The Chihpen River breached its levies upriver, turning the village’s main street into a rock-strewn stream, flooding homes and damaging vehicles.
5. The typhoon hit the Philippines’ northernmost islands on Saturday, cutting power lines, triggering landslides, and inundating rice fields.
A man and a boy sit inside a makeshift raft as they paddle through rough waves brought by Typhoon Usagi along the coast of Manila Bay in Navotas City on Sept. 21, 2013.
6. A 50-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman drowned when a passenger boat capsized in rough waters off northeastern Aurora province in the Philippines, reports AP.
Two other people were missing in the incident, while the remaining nine passengers and crew were rescued.
8. According to official Xinhua news agency, China’s National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning the typhoon would bring downpours to southern coastal areas.
People watch as a storm surge hits the shores as Typhoon Usagi approaches Xiamen, Fujian province in China on Sept. 21, 2013.
12. Many passengers who were returning home at the end a long holiday weekend were left stranded at the airport.
Passengers from South Korea (left), the Philippines (right), and Poland (fourth on right), whose flights to their home countries are canceled in anticipation of typhoon Usagi, charge their tablet and smartphones at Hong Kong Airport Sept. 22, 2013.
13. Ferry services between Hong Kong, Macau, and outlying islands were suspended as the Hong Kong observatory raised the warning signal to eight, the third highest on a five-point scale.
People look at the city skyline by the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district hours before Typhoon Usagi is expected to make landfall, in Hong Kong Sept. 22, 2013.
19. The 25 deaths occurred in Guangdong province, and 13 of those people were killed in Shanwei city, near the typhoon’s landfall.
Pedestrians make their way along a road in Shantou, southern China’s Guangdong province on Sept. 22, 2013, as Typhoon Usagi approaches.
20. Two people were reportedly killed when strong winds brought down a tree ahead of the typhoon’s arrival. A third person was killed by falling window glass.
A motorist tries to get round a fallen tree blocking a road in Shantou, in southern China’s Guangdong province on Sept. 22, 2013, as Typhoon Usagi approaches.
23. On Monday many low-lying areas of the Philippine capital, Manila, and outlying regions were swamped, prompting authorities to cancel classes and office work.
Volunteer rescuers look for residents to be ferried to an evacuation center amidst flooding at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 following heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Usagi.
24. Torrential monsoon rains that continued in the northwestern Philippines Monday triggered landslides, killing 20 people in areas already weakened by the typhoon.
Soldiers rescue trapped residents at Subic township, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 following flooding due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Usagi.
25. Soldiers and villagers were still searching for at least seven people missing in mountainside villages hit by the landslides Monday in the province of Zambales.
Soldiers retrieve the body of a resident following a landslide caused by heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Usagi in Castillejos township, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines, Monday Sept. 23, 2013.
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