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Philippines Grapples with Heavy Rains, Floods

MANILA Heavy rains and floods have caused chaos in parts of the Philippines on Sunday, with more rain due to come.

The southwest monsoon drenching the northern island of Luzon is expected to bring more rain to the capital Manila, according to the Philippine News Agency.

Residents living in parts of Luzon and surrounding islands have been warned of possible floods and landslides.

In Marikina City of eastern Manila, residents have been trying to navigate the debris-choked streets after heavy rains swept through last night, an efe-epa journalist reported.

Some were trying to rescue relatives trapped by floodwaters using whatever implements they could find, and others were working to clear away mud.

A local evacuation center in Marikina reportedly is accommodating 18,000 people who left their homes to escape the floods.

They are among many thousands of other people affected by the floods and rains unleashed by tropical storm Yagi, which has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility and headed northeast.

The Philippines experiences more than a dozen typhoons every year during the rainy season between May and November, which often cause destructive flooding, property damage and casualties.

 

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