- Title: PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Nari swamps northern Philippines, leaves 13 dead
- Date: 14th October 2013
- Summary: CANDABA TOWN, PAMPANGA PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES (OCTOBER 14, 2013) (REUTERS- ACCESS ALL) OVERFLOWING RIVER TRUCK CARRYING VILLAGERS MOVING ON FLOODED ROAD PEOPLE ONBOARD TRUCK CHILDREN INSIDE TRUCK FLOODED ROAD PEOPLE WADING IN KNEE-DEEP FLOOD FAMILY INSIDE FLOODED LIVING ROOM (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) VENDOR AMBROSIO GATBUNTON SAYING: "I am scared that another typhoon is coming because the water here has not receded. If the rains start, it will surely add more and more water here." MAN ON BOARD BOAT MOVING TO FLOODED VILLAGE SUBMERGED STREET SIGN PEOPLE IN SMALL BOATS MOVING THROUGH FLOODWATERS DOG ON CONCRETE FENCE HOUSES SUBMERGED IN FLOOD WATER FISHERMAN MARVIN DELA PENA GETTING OUT OF HOUSE THROUGH WINDOW (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) FISHERMAN MARVIN DELA PENA SAYING: "If it continues to be like that, everyone will flee their homes in fear." PEOPLE ON SMALL BOAT FLOODED HOUSE WOMEN ONBOARD CANOES PEOPLE ON BOAT
- Embargoed: 29th October 2013 12:00
- Location: Philippines
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Disasters,Environment
- Reuters ID: LVAEDABJVTWF3M8QLN7F9FFMBKSD
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- Story Text: Typhoon Nari inundates northern Philippines, leaving at least 13 people dead.
Heavy rains and powerful winds from Typhoon Nari inundated northern Philippines, leaving at least 13 people dead, officials said on Monday (October 14).
The typhoon made landfall in the eastern coastline of Aurora province early morning on Saturday (October 12), uprooting trees and causing severe flooding as it crossed the northern provinces.
Disaster officials said seven people remain missing from the five northern provinces heavily affected by the typhoon.
Nearly 750,000 people have been affected in northern Philippines, and 19,000 families are currently staying at evacuation centres, officials reported.
Massive flooding affected Candaba town in the heavily-hit Pampanga province, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Manila. Some had to use makeshift rafts to cross the flooded village.
Residents were wary of another approaching typhoon that had entered the Philippine territory earlier on Monday.
"I am scared that another typhoon is coming because the water here has not receded. If the rains start, it will surely add more and more water here," said vendor Ambrosio Gatbunton.
The state weather bureau said typhoon Wipha, which has maximum winds of 160 kph (99 mph), was located far north of the border and will not directly affect the Philippines.
Fisherman Marvin Dela Pena said everyone might have to evacuate if the floods worsen.
"If it continues to be like that, everyone will flee their homes in fear," he said.
The regional disaster agency estimated the agricultural damage at 2.9 billion pesos ($67.4 million), with most of the damage coming from the rice-producing province of Nueva Ecija.
The typhoon is expected to leave the Philippine territory on Tuesday (October 15).
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