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SarasotaRepub
12-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Yikes!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/17/world/asia/philippines-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t1) :(




From Maria Ressa, for CNN
updated 9:12 AM EST, Sat December 17, 2011


Manila, Philippines (CNN) -- At least 256 people are dead after Tropical Storm Washi pummeled the Philippines, the Red Cross said Saturday.

The vast majority of the bodies were found in the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, according to military officials and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Five people were killed in a landslide, but all others died in flash flooding.

The provinces of Compostela Valley and Zamboanga del Norte were also hit, said Benito Ramos, chairman of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

About 400 people are missing after the storm, which is called Sendong locally. More than 2,000 have been rescued, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.



And this was just a TS.