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New typhoon likely to strike Philippines

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

 

Philippines. Photo: EPA   

Meteorologists in the Philippines warn about the possibility of a new storm – just days after a powerful typhoon claimed the lives of over a thousand people. According to forecasts, on Monday night Mindanao island will have some 20 inches of precipitation.

On Saturday, typhoon Washi struck the island, sweeping away entire neighborhoods in the towns of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. More than a thousand people are still unaccounted for. Over 60 thousand Philippine residents have been left homeless.

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