Streets in Guam were littered with debris on Thursday, May 25, after Typhoon Mawar lashed the US island territory.
Footage and images by Matthew Kirk show some of the damage.
“We are waking up to a rather disturbing scene out there across Guam,” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said in an early morning update from the field office. “We’re looking out our door and what used to be a jungle looks like toothpicks,” he said. “It looks like a scene from the movie Twister, with trees just thrashed apart.”
The typhoon passed just north of Guam on Wednesday, and again strengthened into a super typhoon, the NWS said. Credit: Matthew Kirk via Storyful