Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dramatic video Typhoon Nalgae: 2nd typhoon in a week sweeps through Philippines

The second typhoon in a week battered and drenched the rain-soaked northern Philippines on Saturday, adding to the misery of thousands of people, some of whom were still perched on rooftops from previous flooding. People were ordered to evacuate their homes after Typhoon Nalgae slammed ashore near northeastern Palanan Bay in Isabela province with winds of 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour and dangerous gusts of 121 mph (195 kph). Among the cities badly affected in Isabela province was Alicia, where people on the streets battled high winds and squalls of rain. Within the storm's 340-mile (630-kilometre) diameter there was heavy rainfall of about an inch (25 millimetres) an hour that put the northern provinces, including the capital Manila, on alert. Nalgae was cutting a similar path across the saturated Luzon Island to that of Typhoon Nesat, which earlier in the week killed at least 50 people, left 31 missing and thousands stranded, and sent huge waves crashing over a seawall in Manila Bay. Nearly 400,000 people across the affected provinces hunkered down in evacuation centres or stayed with relatives and friends to escape the new typhoon's path.

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