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Huge floods in Manila as typhoon hits Philippines

September 27, 2011 • World News


The image of Our Lady of the Abandoned is prepared for a procession to a Catholic church at Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines during a ceremony to commemorate the wrath of typhoon Ketsana (local name Ondoy) which caused the worst flooding in decades of metropolitan Manila and killed more than 500 people exactly two years ago Monday Sept. 26, 2011. Also on Monday, the Philippines is bracing for a new typhoon Nesat, with winds of up to 133 miles (215 kilometers) per hour, which is forecast to make a landfall in northeastern part of the country Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Massive flooding hit the Philippine capital on Tuesday as typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city where residents waded in waist-deep waters, dodging tree branches and debris.

Authorities ordered more than 100,000 people to shelter from rains and wind gusts of up to 106 miles (170 kilometers) per hour. At least one person — a baby — drowned and four fishermen were reported missing.

Typhoon Nesat made landfall before dawn over eastern mountainous Isabela and Login to read more

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