8 dead as typhoon hits northern Philippines
Saturday, August 27, 2011
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials in the Philippines say slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol remains dangerous despite weakening after striking the tip of the north of the country. At least eight people have died and six others are missing.
Benito Ramos, who heads the Office of the Civil Defense, said Sunday that people perished in landslides or drowned after Nanmadol set off floods and landslides.
Taiwan issued sea and land warnings and planned to evacuate about 3,700 people in its eastern and southern regions as it braced for the typhoon. Troops and rescue equipment have been deployed in advance for any contingency, according to Taiwan's Defense Ministry.
Nanmadol is expected to hit Taiwan as early as Monday.