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Fourth storm in a month to hit the Philippines

Written by: on 31st October 2009 |
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Fourth storm in a month to hit the Philippines  | read this item

The 4th Typhoon to his the Philippines is named Mirinae. Typhoon Mirinae followed a similar route to a September storm, Ketsana, which dumped the heaviest rains in 40 years on Manila. It was reported that 7 people have been killed and several others are missing.

Many regions are still suffering after the worst storm-related floods in decades, which have left hundreds dead. Mirinae, with winds of 150 km/h (93mph) and gusts of up to 186 km/h (115mph) made landfall on Quezon around midnight Friday, sweeping west, south of the capital and weakening into a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon.

Reports say that the Typhoon is thought to be heading in the direction of Vietnam.

One man was found dead and his one-year-old baby was missing after they were washed away while trying to cross an overflowing creek in Pililla township in Rizal province, east of Manila. Six people were reported dead in Laguna.

[Photo above courtesy of AFP]

Hundreds of residents were seen wading through stagnant waters after the storm hit in Manila. Surrounding roads were flooded and naval boats sent to help with rescue efforts.

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