The Philippines has been struck by another tropical storm, dumping more heavy rain on the flood-hit capital Manila and causing landslides in the mountainous north.
Tropical Storm Kai-Tak is the second typhoon in one week to hit the seventh most populated Asian country, bringing powerful winds and up to 35 millimetres of rain an hour over the northeast of the main island of Luzon.
‘We have been experiencing really heavy rains since last night, and our rescuers have evacuated some residents after neck-deep flooding was reported,’ Melchito Castro, the civil defence chief in the northern Ilocos region, told news agency Agence France-Press on Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been trying to recover from the destructive monsoon weather that has been slamming the nation over the past few weeks, causing widespread devastation to buildings, homes and crops.
Three ShelterBox Response Teams (SRTs) have been assessing the need for emergency shelter and other non-food items in the urban and rural devastated areas.
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