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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

Nearly 600 dead and missing in storm 'Sendong'

ILIGAN, Philippines - Tropical storm Sendong (international name Washi) raked across the southern Philippines, unleashing mammoth floods across vast areas that left 180 people dead and nearly 400 others missing, officials said Saturday.

They said 20,000 soldiers had been mobilized in a huge rescue and relief operation across the stricken north coast of the island of Mindanao, where the major ports of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were worst hit.

Iligan mayor Lawrence Cruz described rampaging floodwaters from swollen rivers that swamped up to a quarter of the land area of the city of 100,000.

"It's the worst flood in the history of our city," Cruz told a local television. "It happened so fast, at a time when people were fast asleep."

http://www.abs-cbnne...g-storm-sendong

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

Would be good if you could put this in the Hurricane Forum aswell mate in the thread "Tropical Storm Washi"? Cheers.

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  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District
  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District

Just seen this on the BBC, floodwaters were said to be 2-storeys high and from the damage seen on the report I can believe it so. Lets hope the loss of life is minimal for the Philippines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trrEXei1OII

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