Trop­i­cal storm floods, knocks out power in Philip­pines

Cape Breton Post - - CLASSIFIEDS / NEWS -

MANILA, Philip­pines — A trop­i­cal storm blew across the north­ern Philip­pines on Sun­day, caus­ing floods and power out­ages in sev­eral towns and prompt­ing res­cue teams to scram­ble to evac­u­ate vil­lagers in low-ly­ing com­mu­ni­ties. There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of ca­su­al­ties from slow­mov­ing Trop­i­cal Storm Linfa, which set off mi­nor land­slides in at least two moun­tain­ous prov­inces, of­fi­cials said. The storm, which had sus­tained winds of 85 kilo­me­tres per hour and gusts of 100 km/h was ex­pected to start blow­ing away from the coun­try on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to gov­ern­ment fore­cast­ers. Mel­chito Cas­tro, a re­gional dis­as­ter-re­sponse agency chief, said the en­tirety La Union province lost power as the storm lashed, he said.

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