Tropical Storm Floods Philippines


MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Officials say the death toll in the
massive flooding that hit the Philippine capital and nearby
provinces has reached 100.
Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro said that army troops, police and civilian volunteers, backed by U.S. troops, are continuing a
search and rescue effort.
He says welfare agencies have begun to provide food, medicine and other help to more than 115,000 people in government-run
emergency shelters.
Teodoro said Monday that 32 villagers remain missing following massive flooding set off by Tropical Storm Ketsana.
The storm slashed through the country's north Saturday then blew away toward the South China Sea a day later.


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