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2 missing, 2,400 evacuated in Philippine floods

2 missing, 2,400 evacuated in Philippine floods

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:55AM UTC Comments Off 2 missing, 2,400 evacuated in Philippine floods

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least two men were reported missing and more than 2,400 villagers were evacuated over the weekend after two days of rains flooded low-lying villages and set off minor landslides in the southeastern Philippines, officials said Sunday. The men went missing while separately crossing rivers in the provinces of Agusan del...

Floods paralyze Philippine capital for 2nd day

By Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:13AM UTC Comments Off Residents wade through a flooded street in Binakayan township, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines Monday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital’s roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. Officials reported at least seven people dead, 11 injured and...

Torrential rains shut down Philippine capital

By Mon, Aug 19, 2013 4:37PM UTC Comments Off Filipino residents ride a pedicab to cross a flooded street in Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. The national disaster agency and local officials reported at least two dead and several missing....

Southern Philippines city submerged in flood

By Mon, Jan 21, 2013 7:35AM UTC Comments Off Southern Philippines city submerged in flood

Torrential rains inundated many villages in Davao City as Bankerohan River overflowed and submerged houses along river banks displacing hundreds of residents. Rescue operations were still ongoing Sunday night, after more than 24 hours of non-stop rain. Davao City mayor Sara Duterte has suspended classes in the elementary and high school level as clean-up operations...

New storm dumps rain in flood-battered Philippines

By Mon, Aug 13, 2012 12:48PM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A new storm is forecast to dump more rain in the flood-battered northern Philippines a week after nearly 100 people died in a monsoon deluge that submerged half of the sprawling capital city. Officials in Cavite province southwest of Manila closed schools in Rosario town Monday because of downpours, and rescuers...

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