Most government offices, schools and universities in the capital were closed while scores of domestic flights were canceled and inter-island ferries grounded. The Philippine Stock Exchange and most embassies were also closed on Tuesday. Electrical power was also interrupted in many parts of Luzon, including in Manila, where hospitals, hotels and emergency services used stand-by generators. Nesat is the 16th typhoon to lash the Philippines this year.
It is suggested that international travelers destined for the Philippines defer optional travel to Luzon until Friday (September 30).