Manila cleans up after typhoon rains kill 18
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Manila emergency services and residents are cleaning up and restoring electricity after a powerful typhoon unleashed floodwaters that killed at least 18 people and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls.
Most deaths occurred in and around metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy monsoon rains ahead of Typhoon Nesat's arrival with more downpours and wind gusts of up to 93 miles (150 kilometers) per hour.
The typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Wednesday and is expected to make landfall on China's Hainan Island on Thursday evening or early Friday.
The Philippine disaster agency says 35 people are still unaccounted for in the floods, and that 108 have been rescued.