Philippines Hit by Second Typhoon in Week

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nalgae slammed into the main Philippine island of Luzon Saturday, bringing more suffering to more than a million people still trapped from flooding caused by Typhoon Nesat, which ravaged Luzon Tuesday.

Nalgae made landfall on Luzon's east coast Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and dangerous gusts up to 195 kilometers per hour.

The latest storm is tracking west, following roughly the same route as Nesat. Weather officials say Nalgae will exit into the South China Sea Saturday night.

At least 50 people were killed and 31 more remain missing after Nesat tore through the region. The storm downed trees and caused huge waves that crashed over seawalls in Manila, flooding a hospital, several businesses and the U.S. embassy.

Heavy rains also caused widespread flooding that has yet to recede in some areas.