Quantcast

Friday, August 22, 2014         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

11 missing, 50,000 evacuated in Philippine floods

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 05:07 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2011



 

MANILA >> Officials in the Philippines say 11 people are missing and nearly 50,000 residents have fled to evacuation centers after Tropical Storm Meari triggered flash floods and rough seas.

Among the missing are 10 fishermen on three boats lost at sea off eastern Catanduanes province. A 54-year-old woman was swept away by strong river current in eastern Albay province.

Administrator Benito Ramos of the Office of Civil Defense said Friday that heavy rains overnight left a wide swath of metropolitan Manila and the northern Philippines flooded. Some 5,000 of those forced to evacuate live near the capital, and thousands of commuters have been stranded.

Classes have been suspended, government offices shut, and dozens of flights canceled.







 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
The Green Leaf
Solar vigil

Political Radar
1,782

Island Crafters
Ya Meet the Nicest Peeps

Small Talk
Clothing swap?

Political Radar
Proceeding

The Green Leaf
Expanding a monument

Wassup Wit Dat!
Huh? – Follow Up

Political Radar
Spirit of Daniel Inouye