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THE PHILIPPINES: Images from Typhoon Nesat

September 27, 2011 |  6:16 pm



Typhoon wind and rain lashed the Philippines' main island Tuesday, uprooting trees, unleashing landslides and causing massive flooding that submerged fields, streets and homes.

At least seven people were killed, according to news reports, including a 22-month-old boy.

Images from the capital, Manila, showed waves crashing over sea walls and residents wading through waist-high water to reach higher ground. (Here are more scenes from the devastating storm.) More than 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate flood-prone areas near rivers and the sea.

Typhoon Nesat, known locally as Pedring, packed wind that may have gusted up to 100 mph when it made landfall in northeastern Luzon before dawn Tuesday, then lost strength as it moved across the island, according to By the afternoon, the storm’s center had moved out to sea and was headed for South China.


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Photo: Waves from Typhoon Nesat inundate a seawall on Roxas boulevard in Manila. At least seven people were killed as Nesat lashed the Philippines, authorities said, bringing waist-deep floodwater, blackouts and dramatic storm surges. Credit: Ted Aljibe / AFP/Getty Images