Double typhoons level and flood parts of Philippines- 59 dead

October 3, 2011MANILA, PhilippinesRescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers stuck on rooftops for days because of flooding in the northern Philippines, where back-to-back typhoons have left at least 59 people dead. Typhoon Nalgae slammed ashore in northeastern Isabela province Saturday then barreled across the main island of Luzon’s mountainous north and agricultural plains, which were still sodden from fierce rain and winds unleashed by a howler just days earlier. Nalgae left at least three people dead Saturday. Typhoon Nesat killed 56 others and left 28 missing in the same region before blowing out Friday. Nalgae was whirling over the South China Sea and heading toward southern China late Sunday afternoon, 230 miles from the Philippines’ northeast coast, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts of 93 mph, according to the Philippine government weather agency. China’s National Meteorological Center urged people in areas expected to be lashed by rainstorms in the next three days, including on southernmost Hainan island and in eastern Taiwan, to stay indoors and cancel large assemblies, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. Nalgae’s ferocious winds set off a rock slide in the northern mountain province of Bontoc in the Philippines on Saturday, causing boulders to roll down a mountainside and smash a passing van, where a passenger was pinned to death and another was injured, police said. In northern Tarlac province’s Camiling town, a man sought safety with his two young nephews as flooding rose in their village Saturday. But one of the children was swept away by rampaging waters and drowned, while his uncle and his brother remained missing. A drunken man drowned in flooding in a nearby village, provincial disaster Officer Marvin Guiang said. Nalgae roared through parts of Luzon that had been saturated by Typhoon Nesat, which trapped thousands on rooftops and sent huge waves that breached a seawall in Manila Bay. Nesat then pummeled southern China and was downgraded to a tropical storm just before churning into northern Vietnam on Friday, where 20,000 people were evacuated. Seven towns north of Manila were still flooded Sunday, including Calumpit in rice-growing Bulacan province, where hundreds of residents remained trapped on rooftops in four villages for the fourth day, many desperately waving for help. Rescuers aboard rubber boats could not reach them because of narrow alleys. Two air force helicopters were ordered deployed to drop water and food packs to the marooned villagers, officials said. Calumpit Mayor James de Jesus said floodwaters were receding later Sunday, sparking hope the crisis would end sooner. Local leaders have been asked to help distribute relief supplies to residents in areas in the four villages that could now be accessed, he said. “It’s still critical. There are still houses which could not be reached,” de Jesus told DZBB radio. –CBS News
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9 Responses to Double typhoons level and flood parts of Philippines- 59 dead

  1. Pagan says:

    For me, the top picture defines the word misery. The Southern Hemisphere is in for a nasty summer – 2010 was just the start, Nature has in no way finished with us just yet.

    Blessings

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  2. Marie says:

    So many natural disasters sweeping over poverty-stricken parts of the world, it’s hard to keep up with them. It’s so easy to forget the suffering of these people, who suffer far worse than those of us in more prosperous nations. With all the natural disasters we in the US have had to deal with recently, our losses still pale in comparison with what the Philippines, Pakistan, India, and other countries have had to deal with. May we remember these nations in our prayers.

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  3. Bundy says:

    It was great to see those young lads showing their survival skills,and fishing for their dinner.Folk from countries unused to the Western luxuries,will have much better survival instincts than those of us used to convenience.

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  4. callum says:

    Disasters are picking up greatly, the Ascension is not far away now 😉

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  5. Such a struggle for those poor people. Crazy weather across the globe. One wonders where this is all leading too.

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  6. robinb333 says:

    I saw a vision of this back in the early part of September. I posted an article entitled, Visions of a Tsunami located in my dream section….Check it out if you have a moment….Thanks Robin

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