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Ruby dumps rains in Marinduque; Boac River, Mogpog River swell

Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

BOAC, Marinduque, Philippines — The Boac River swelled and sea water rose amid heavy rains from tropical storm Ruby (Hagupit), raising fears of flash floods on Monday.   Ruby, which had turned from a typhoon into a tropical storm, made its third landfall in Torrijos town, shortly before noon Monday, dumping moderate to heavy rains […]

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Elderly woman drowns in Catarman due to ‘Ruby’ storm surge

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WAITING FOR ‘RUBY’ An anxious resident of Borongan City, Eastern Samar province, watches large waves slam into the shore as Eastern Visayas braces for the landfall of Typhoon “Ruby” in the area on Saturday. The country’s strongest typhoon this year made landfall hours later in Dolores town. RAFFY LERMA

An elderly woman drowned in Catarman town, Northern Samar where at least 1,000 houses were damaged by storm surges spawned by Typhoon “Ruby,” local authorities said Sunday.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Storm, floods replace California drought

California Storm

Torrential rain deluged swaths of drought-hit California on Tuesday, bringing floods and traffic accidents across the state and prompting evacuations amid fears of destructive mudslides.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Surigao Sur villages, towns flooded due to ‘Queenie;’ dozens of families evacuated


Several villages in neighboring Tandag City and the towns of Cagwwait, San Miguel and Tago in Surigao del Sur were struck by flash floods brought by heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Queenie” on Wednesday night, causing several hours of power outages in these affected areas.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Search launched for 3 missing after boat capsizes off Negros Oriental town

Negros Oriental-map

Search and rescue operations have been ongoing for the three passengers of a motorized boat that capsized in the waters off Zamboangita town, Negros Oriental early Thursday.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »