Heavy storm hits Philippines, kills fourteen
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Philippines National Disaster Coordinating Council said on Sunday that most of the deaths were reported in Camarines Norte province. It added that four people remain missing.
Marinae made landfall over the Philippines on Friday as a typhoon, triggering floods and displacing thousands of people still recovering from storms that hit the country weeks earlier.
Authorities, however, said that the damage from Marinae was less than the three earlier cyclones Ketsana, Parma and Lupit that battered the Philippines from late September to mid-October, killing more than 900 people.
Many areas in the central Philippines remained flooded on Sunday, but that did not stop Filipinos from visiting cemeteries to pay respects to the dead on All Saints Day. Some people visited flooded cemeteries by boat.
Marinae weakened into a tropical storm as it crossed the central Philippines and entered the South China Sea. It is expected to make landfall in central Vietnam on Monday.
- "Cyclone Heads to Vietnam After Killing 14 People in Philippines" — , November 1, 2009
- Jim Gomez. "4th typhoon leaves 14 dead in Philippines" — , November 1, 2009