Philippines Typhoon Hits Manila October 31st: Photos and Videos
Another typhoon, Typhoon Mirinae, the fourth in a month, has hit Manila in the Philippines bringing with it heavy rain, flooding and a tropical storm. It is expected to turn south and hit Vietnam in about 48 hours.
This latest typhoon as caused a great amount of damage, as peoples' homes have been washed away and more flooding has created havoc for those living in low lying areas.
There were power flashes across Manila, as the storm hit Saturday and cut the electricity supply, videographer James Reynolds said. The storm was weaker than expected, he said, but it still brought fierce winds and lots of rain.
About 85 millimeters of rain has fallen in Manila, with Daet receiving about 149 millimeters and Virac about 72 millimeters.
Typhoon Ketsana was the first to hit this region at the end of September and brought the heaviest amount of rain that the region has seen for 40 years. About 420 people died. Tens of thousands of people are still living in shelters from that storm after their homes washed away. This was followed up by Typhoon Parma that killed over 430 people and destroyed 55,000 houses. Typhoon Lupit was the third typhoon to hit the area last week.