EXTREME FLOODING IN PHILIPPINES

rampaging flood waters in Cagayan de Oro

The Philippine Islands are on the front line of Global Warming. The slowly rising sea level around Manila may not be so obvious.  The attack of tropical storm Washi on the southern island of Mindanao is unprecedented. As the weather becomes more extreme, Pacific Islands are among the first to suffer from this pathology of modernity.

Some excerpts from a GUARDIAN story:

The death toll from the devastating flash floods that swept across the southern Philippines in the wake of a tropical storm has risen to more than 400.

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) said 436 people are now confirmed dead based on a body count in funeral parlours.

The storm sent walls of water cascading through coastal cities in the country’s Mindanao group of islands, with 215 killed in Cagayan de Oro and 144 in nearby Iligan and the rest in other southern and central provinces, said the aid agency’s secretary general Gwen Pang.

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