08 Oct '11, 6am

Floods in Philippines could last a month

Floods in Philippines could last a month

MANILA: Massive flooding in the Philippines brought about by back-to-back typhoons could last for a month even as the storms' death toll reached 95, the civil defence chief said on Saturday. Waist-deep floods left behind by typhoons Nesat and Nalgae were being made worse by continued rain on the coastal areas north of Manila, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chief Benito Ramos. "This flooding is the effect of Nesat and Nalgae. It is still raining here so we expect at least two more weeks before (the floods) will subside, assuming it will stop raining soon," said Ramos as he inspected the flooded areas. "If it continues to rain, it will take one month for the waters to subside," he told AFP. More than 586,000 people were still displaced by the floods, forced from their homes by the rising waters or unsafe conditions, the disaster council said. Ne...

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