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Trees, power lines knocked down during Caloocan thunderstorm

A severe thunderstorm on Sunday not only damaged infrastructure in Caloocan City but also frightened residents.

According to Marisol Abdurahman's "24 Oras" report on Monday, visibility had dropped to zero in North Caloocan due to the strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Some children in the area had frantically sought shelter from the strong rain.

In Barangay Bagong Silang, the severe thunderstorm toppled power lines and trees.

In Barangay 175, the sudden storm ripped roofs from homes.

Before the thunderstorm, Caloocan residents said they experienced extremely hot weather at around 1 p.m.

According to the nation's weather bureau PAGASA, severe thunderstorms normally happen especially after hot weather conditions.

"Usually, if the weather is too hot, since the evaporation rate is high, there will be a higher factor of towering clouds, and these clouds will release heavy rainfall," PAGASA weather specialist Ana Claurin explained in a mix of Filipino and English. — Consuelo Marquez/DVM, GMA News