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Philippines Flood Toll Soars

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines said Friday the number of people missing from last week’s flooding has risen to more than 1,000. The national disaster agency said tropical storm Washi and the flash floods it caused on the southern island of Mindanao also killed at least 1,080 people. The agency put the number of missing at […]

UN Seeks Relief Aid for Philippine Flood Victims

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations official is appealing for more than $28 million in relief aid for the Philippines, saying the area devastated by massive flash floods looks like it was hit by a tsunami. U.N. humanitarian coordinator Soe Nyunt-U is calling on the international community to supply funding for basic needs, such as clean drinking water, […]

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Death Toll From Philippine Floods Tops 1,000

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines say more than 1,000 people died in last week’s massive flooding in the southern part of the country, and they expect the number to keep rising. The head of the Office of Civil Defense said on Wednesday that rescuers have recovered 1,002 bodies and that many are still missing. A tropical […]

Philippine President Visits Typhoon-Ravaged Mindanao, Declares State of Calamity

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino visited the typhoon-ravaged southern Philippines Tuesday, declaring a state of calamity as workers continued to pull bodies from landslides and bury them in mass graves. Mr. Aquino visited the devastated Mindanao island port cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, and met with local officials to plan further relief operations. He […]

Philippines Flood Death Toll Nears 1,000, State of Calamity Declared

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity on Tuesday, as authorities work to recover the bodies of those killed by flash floods on the southern island of Mindanao. Disaster agency officials said Tuesday that 957 people have died so far as a result of the floods which began in the early hours […]

Mass Burials Planned for Philippines Flood Victims

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippine officials said Monday they are preparing mass burials for hundreds of people who were killed when flash floods swept through two cities on southern Mindanao island over the weekend. Officials said the the mass burials, beginning Tuesday, are necessary for health reasons, despite the objections of some relatives of the dead. The country’s national […]

Mass Burials Planned for Philippines Flood Victims

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippines officials said Monday they are preparing mass burials for hundreds of people who were killed when flash floods swept through two cities on southern Mindanao island over the weekend. Officials said the the mass burials, beginning Tuesday, are necessary for health reasons, despite the objections of some relatives of the dead. The death toll […]

Death Toll from Philippines Storm Exceeds 650

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from tropical storm Washi in the Philippines reached 652 people Sunday, as rescuers continued to search for more than 900 others still missing. Washi struck the southern island of Mindanao Friday night, blanketing the area with heavy rain and high winds. Flash floods and landslides washed away entire houses with families inside […]

More than 600 Dead in Storm in Philippines

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing Sunday after flash floods and landslides killed more than 600 people in the southern Philippines. Typhoon Washi struck the region of Mindanao late Friday, blanketing the area with heavy rain and high winds. Floods washed away entire houses with families inside in dozens of coastal villages in […]

More than 500 Dead in Storm in Philippines

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue efforts continue in the southern Philippines, which has been pounded by a powerful but slow-moving storm that may have swept entire villages out to sea. Typhoon Washi struck the region of Mindanao, blanketing the area with heavy rain and high winds. The storm also triggered a series of deadly flash floods and landslides. The […]

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