Typhoon Washi Floods In Philippines Leave 1400 Dead Or Missing

More than 652 people have been killed and 800 people are missing after Typhoon Washi slammed the southern Philippines with a wall of water late Friday night, turning mountainsides into torrents of mud that swept houses out to sea. Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities in eight provinces on Mindanao island were worst hit, a region that in the past rarely saw tropical storms. Almost 35,000 people are in evacuation centers in the city of Cagayan de Oro alone. NASA scientists helped monitor the storm and warn residents about its gathering threat.

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