Typhoon Philippines: 55,000 were forced from their homes
May 8th, 2009 in Breaking News, Displaced Civilians
Typhoon weakens after killing 10 in Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines – A powerful typhoon dumped heavy rains, triggered landslides and left at least 10 people dead and four missing in the northern Philippines, officials said Friday.

AFP/File – Commuters stranded along a major highway in the eastern city of Sorsogon on May 5, 2009 after a landslide …
Typhoon Cha-hom was packing maximum winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour when it made landfall overnight in Pangasinan province, north of Manila. It rapidly weakened into a tropical storm after crossing the mountains of Cordillera and Sierra Madre, and continued to lose strength as it moved away from the country, forecasters said.

Nine people were killed in landslides in two villages in Ifugao province’s Kiangan town, popular for its mountainside rice terraces, the National Disaster Coordinating Council reported. The dead include children ages 10-15 years.

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