Today, June 21st 2016, a big storm has hit North Sulawesi. It has been specially dramatic in the Islands North of Manado. Tagulandang, Siau and Biaro have been affected, but the worst storm has been in Tahuna (Sagnier), where several houses have been destroyed.
These Severe storms are quite rare. They happen when the West Wind is accompanied by big rain. These storms bring big waves to the islands between North Sulawesi and the South of the Philippines. Maritime traffic is stopped for a few days. Usually they last less than three days.
In the following pictures you can see a big wave hitting the Boulevard in Buhias, est Tagulandang:
In the following pictures you can see the destruction in the Island of Tahuna, Sagnier: