Death toll from Typhoon Saola rises to 45 – storms dumps 1.5 meters of rain

August 6, 2012MANILAMore than 45 people died and six others missing due to Typhoon Saola in the northern region of Philippines, reported on Monday the National Center for Disaster Prevention. A tropical storm inched across northern Taiwan on Thursday after dumping as much as five feet of rain that has flooded farmland, swollen rivers and paralyzed life on much of the densely populated island of 23 million people. Saola weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm by late afternoon, but its slow movement and continuing heavy rains raised the prospect of devastating flooding in areas that have absorbed more than 58 inches of rain since Tuesday. The rains and flooding caused further serious damage to 74 roads, 7, 000 homes and the evacuation of about 200, 000 people still housed in improvised centers, according to the press. Landslides and overflowing dam flooded much of Manila, the capital, especially in the areas near the sea, other media reported as Rappler website. Between May and November, during rainy season in the Philippines, the archipelago is hit by an average of 15 to 20 typhoons that affect the entire region of Southeast Asia. –Prensa Latina
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4 Responses to Death toll from Typhoon Saola rises to 45 – storms dumps 1.5 meters of rain

  1. James says:

    Too much rain

  2. lagalog says:

    Hi Alvin, I’m from Metro Manila in the Philippines and a reader of TEP for about three months now. Just reporting that while the storm has left our area of responsibility, monsoon rains have brought down a yet to be confirmed volume of 472mm of rainfall in 24 hours, even greater than the 455mm recorded during Typhoon Ketsana. This is almost equivalent to the expected volume of rainfall for one month. This may have caught a lot of us by surprise since there is no typhoon signal. My sister said that in over 40 years of her life, our house in Manila got flooded. Several areas of the city as well as nearby provinces have been flooded since early today.

    Reading your site and looking at the news especially in the alternative media, I am convinced that this is not an effect of climate change but of Earthchange. In any case, we appreciate all your prayers for in YHWH we commit our fate.

  3. lagalog says:

    Alvin,
    I used to believe in the idea of climate change as the cause of these wild storms but have changed my mind. When Ketsana/Ondoy happened almost three years ago, it was called as a once-in-a-century event. When interviewed, the “weather experts” are non-committal on saying it will not happen again in the next century. Today, the record rainfall was surpassed. I think we’ll be blind not to see the signs of the times. But we take comfort in God’s grace.

    Thanks again and God bless,
    Oggie

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