A worker inspecting mangled electric pylons near Gamu and Isabela towns north of Manila, destroyed by Typhoon Megi after it smashed into northern Luzon island October 18. - Photo by AFP.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (C) hands out relief aid to the residents of Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila October 21, 2010. The residents lost their homes after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province on Monday. Philippines weather station lifted all typhoon warnings as Megi moved further away towards Taiwan and southeastern China. - Photo by Reuters.
A family eats outside their ruined house after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province. - Photo by Reuters.
A resident dries his mattress outside his destroyed house. - Photo by Reuters.
An aerial view of damaged houses. - Photo by Reuters.
Paramilitary policemen evacuate locals as Typhoon Megi approaches Zhongshan in Guangdong province October 21, 2010. Ports and oil terminals in Hong Kong and southern China shut down operations on Thursday, forcing tankers to anchor offshore to ride out one of the biggest typhoons to threaten the South China coast in years. - Photo by Reuters.
Vehicles are submerged in flood waters in Suao, eastern Ilan county, as Typhoon Megi approaches on October 21, 2010. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau issued a warning against Typhoon Megi as torrential rains caused landslides and interrupted railway traffic. - Photo by AFP.
Vehicles are submerged in flood waters in Suao. - Photo by AFP.
A man stands in flood waters brought on Typhoon Megi in the north eastern town of Yilan, Taiwan, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 as it passes south of the island to China. - Photo by AP.
A flood caused by Typhoon Megi is seen in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.
A man watches as waves generated by Typhoon Megi break over rocks on Hong Kong's Big Wave Bay beach, on October 22, 2010. At least 160,000 people were evacuated from southern China as Typhoon Megi, one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in years, bore down, bringing with it the threat of devastation. - Photo by AFP.
Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) load relief goods into a US CH-46 Sea Knight chopper to be distributed to the devastated area in Isabela province, north of Manila October 22, 2010 after super typhoon Megi hit the provinces on Monday. - Photo by Reuters.
People row a boat in flood waters at their backyard in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi October 22, 2010. Typhoon Megi dumped more than a metre of rain in northeastern Taiwan, causing mudslides that blocked a highway and trapped as many as 400 travellers. - Photo by Reuters.
A resident washes furniture on the streets after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi. - Photo by Reuters.
A motorcyclist walks through floods waters with her vehicle. - Photo by Reuters.
Typhoon Megi’s threat appeared to ease Thursday as it approached southern China, but wary residents continued their preparations for a storm that killed 20 people and damaged thousands of homes when it slammed into the northern Philippines.