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Typhoon Kalmaegi slams northern Philippines, cuts power lines

Sep 14, 2014    

MANILA (Reuters) - A strong typhoon slammed into the rice-producing Philippine northern region on Sunday, cutting power and communications lines and forcing people to flee to higher ground, national disaster agency officials said.Packing central winds of 130 kph (81 mph) and gusts of up to 160 kph, Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall early evening Sunday in Isabela province, dumping heavy rains that soaked farms, said Alexander Pama, executive director of the national disaster risk reduction and management council.Halmaegi, known locally as "Luis", is moving west northwest at 22 kph, but ...

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