New storm dumps rain in flood-battered Philippines | Inquirer News

New storm dumps rain in flood-battered Philippines

/ 09:27 AM August 13, 2012

Source: Pagasa website

MANILA, Philippines – A new storm is forecast to dump more rain in the flood-battered northern Philippines a week after nearly 100 people died in a monsoon deluge that submerged half of the sprawling capital city.

Officials in Cavite province southwest of Manila closed schools in Rosario town Monday because of downpours, and rescuers began evacuating landslide-prone areas in Manila’s suburban Quezon City.


The weather agency said Tropical Depression Helen is whirling over the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds of 55 kilometers (34 miles) per hour and will become a tropical storm. It’s unlikely to hit land, but will bring heavy to intense monsoon rains.

More than 400,000 people fled their homes last week when floods swamped Manila and nearby provinces.


Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: “Helen”, floods, Philippines, Storms, typhoons, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.