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Deluge Typhoon Hammers Philippines STRINGER / PHILIPPINES / Landov

Typhoon Hammers Philippines

Typhoon Nesat is hammering the Philippines with torrential rain and winds up to 93mph. Authorities have evacuated more than 100,000 people, and at least 16 people have been reported dead. The typhoon made landfall Tuesday morning, dumping an inch of rain per hour as it moved inland. Authorities evacuated more than 100,000 people. Neck-deep water at one Manila hospital knocked out power and forced staff to flee to higher floors. The U.S. closed its embassy as the water at its gates rose to chest level. The typhoon is expected to leave the Philippines late Tuesday and move toward southern China.

September 27, 2011 3:28 PM