The Philippines has set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses in the wake of Typhoon Rammasun.
It is the strongest storm to hit Philippines this year, rescue officials said.
The typhoon, which is now heading to China, cut a path across the main island of Luzon in the Philippines.
At least 38 people have died and eight are missing in its wake.
The extreme weather event has shut down the capital Manila and has knocked down trees and power lines, causing widespread blackouts.
National Disaster Agency executive director Alexander Pama says the storm destroyed about 7,000 houses and damaged 19,000.
More than 530,000 people have taken refuge in evacuation centres, according to official figures.
Mr Pama has put the damage to crops, mostly rice and corn, from the Bicol region, southeast of Manila at around 668 million pesos, or about AU$16 million.
Mr Pama says the government was more prepared after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in November, evacuating people at risk in coastal and landslide-prone areas well before the typhoon made landfall.
Most schools remained closed in the capital and southern Luzon, the most densely populated part of the country with about 17 million people.
Power has been restored to just over half of the Luzon grid, a transmission agency official said.
Electricity distributor Manila Electric Co says a third of its 1.88 million customers were without power.
Disaster officials are still assessing damage but the coconut-growing Quezon province south of Manila appears to have borne the brunt of Rammasun, which intensified into a category 3 typhoon as it crossed the country.
Quezon governor David Suarez says the province is preparing to declare a state of calamity.
He says officials had confirmed seven people died in the province.
"Last night we had difficulty going around because many trees and fallen poles are blocking highways and roads," Mr Suarez said..
Parts of the Philippines are still recovering from Haiyan, one of the biggest cyclones known to have made landfall anywhere.
It killed more than 6,100 in the central provinces, many in tsunami-like sea surges, and left millions homeless.
Typhoon to cross over to China on Friday
China's official Xinhua news agency says Rammasun was expected to make landfall at midday on Friday somewhere between the island of Hainan and its southern province of Guangdong.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs has already put authorities on alert across a swathe of southern and southwestern China to deal with expected damage.
Tropical Storm Risk, which monitors cyclones, has downgraded Rammasun to a Category One storm as it headed northwest towards China.
But it predicted the tropical low would gain in strength to Category Two within 24 hours, picking up energy from the warm sea.