Typhoon Nesat rumbles through the Philippines with 106 mph winds- 21 dead

September 27, 2011 MANILATyphoon Nesat — referred to in the Philippines as Pedring — displaced thousands but was expected to move offshore Wednesday afternoon, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported. A baby boy was among the 21 dead after Typhoon Nesat slammed into the Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said. Twenty-five other people were injured, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Philippines rocked by typhoon Pedring struck the agricultural provinces of Isabela and Aurora the hardest. But storm alerts were also issued for more than 40 other areas, including metro Manila, the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Nearly 321,000 people were affected by the typhoon in 29 provinces, the NDRRMC said. Some 79,000 people were receiving assistance at evacuation shelters. More than 100 people were rescued across the country, the council said, many of them from boats. Manila Bay overflowed its banks and flooded a commercial area in the Filipino capital, home to the U.S. Embassy. The embassy, which was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, will reopen Thursday, the Philippines News Agency said. The presidential palace announced the suspension of all classes for schools and work for government agencies in Manila and other affected areas. The Philippine Stock Exchange also suspended trading. Some roads around Manila were impassable due to flooding and falling debris, including branches that had been ripped off trees. Several areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were without electricity as the powerful storm cut power and transmission lines. -CNN
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