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Widespread floods shut down Philippine capital, hundreds evacuated

Sep 19, 2014    

Manila Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon have caused widespread flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.Local officials interviewed on radio reported hundreds were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high.Manila airport authorities say the rains and a broken radar caused delays and the cancellation of at least 28 domestic flights to and from northern and central Philippines affected by Tropical Storm Fung-Wong. At least three international...

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