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Manila floods

September 2012

Manila floods

Dozens of people have died after a devastating typhoon and severe flooding in the Philippine capital of Manila during August.
    According to BBC reports, torrential rain caused flooding across the city, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and closing schools, offices and the stock exchange.
    It followed the devastation caused by Typhoon Saola, which killed more than 50 people in the capital and surrounding provinces. The monsoon season had been made worse by Tropical Storm Haikui, which brought more rain to the region.
    Rescue workers are trying to help stranded residents in flooded areas, although weather officials warned that the floods could get worse as the overflowing La Mesa dam, which holds back Manila’s main reservoir, spilled more water.

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