26 Dec '11, 7pm

Fresh flood warning for Philippine disaster zone

Fresh flood warning for Philippine disaster zone

MANILA: Philippines on Monday warned flood survivors in the south of the country to brace for fresh floods, just days after tropical storm Washi whipped the region leaving more than 2,000 dead or missing. The government warned a weather disturbance that could develop into a tropical storm had dumped heavier than normal rainfall over the southern island of Mindanao. "People living near the mountain slopes and in the low-lying areas of (these) river systems... are advised to take precautionary measures," the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a late-night bulletin. "Emphasis should be on proactive actions - evacuation rather than rescue. Let's untiringly aim for zero casualties." The council said the state weather service expects 206 millimetres of rainfall to fall over eastern Mindanao in the nine hours to 5:00 pm (0900 GMT Tuesday), with more e...

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