Meanwhile, the Philippine National Red Cross said Monday its search and rescue efforts are being hampered by looters, including some who attacked trucks of food and other relief supplies the agency was shipping from a port city.

Rescuers also faced blocked roads and damaged airports on Monday as they raced to deliver desperately needed tents, food and medicines to the eastern Philippines.

The Philippine military says it has confirmed 942 people have died in the aftermath of the storm, with 275 others confirmed missing. The death toll is expected to rise considerably as officials and aid workers access the worst-hit areas and discover more bodies.