Itogon, Philippines ― Landslide ― Typhoon Mangkhut

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Itogon, Philippines ― Landslide ― Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby Speak-Ez on Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:06 pm

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We'll use an Associated Press release here and place the first lines/paragraphs to illustrate the degree of concern many have in searching for survivors. And the lines we show here briefly (more detail on their site) cover the trouble in China after this powerful typhoon (most powerful of the 2018 typhoon season) caused death and destruction in the Philippines.

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter.

Of the 40 to 50 miners and their families believed inside the chapel, there is a “99 percent” chance that they all were killed, said Mayor Victorio Palangdan of Itogon, the Benguet province town that was among the hardest hit by the typhoon that struck Saturday.

Mangkhut already is confirmed to have killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China, where it weakened to a tropical storm as it churned inland Monday.

Palangdan said rescuers have recovered 11 bodies from the muddy avalanche, which covered a former bunkhouse for the miners that had been turned into a chapel. Dozens of people sought shelter there during the storm despite warnings it was dangerous.

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Re: Itogon, Philippines ― Landslide ― Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby deja vu on Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:12 pm

Of course they are going to be angry, but hope no one suffers a bad reaction because they are -

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hea ... razy-after


Scores of Hongkongers have been stung by bees over the past two days after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the city on Sunday, leaving countless toppled trees and destroyed insect nests in its wake. Many victims complained about bee stings online, with most of the cases being reported in Tai Po, where some residents said they saw the insects attacking people in the streets. Sightings were reported at Kwong Fuk Road, a main road in the area.
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Re: Itogon, Philippines ― Landslide ― Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:00 pm

If there are floating fire ants in floodwaters, don't touch them. The ants may think they struck dry land (video from Texas addresses the issue).

Macau had a power outage impacting 20000 residents after flooding due to Typhoon Manghut.

Coutinho said that to permanently stop flooding in the inner harbour area, the government had to “move quickly” in setting up taller barriers at the seafront.

Mangkhut reached Macau on Sunday morning, and the bureau issued signal No 9 at 9am, before upping it to the top category two hours later.

The typhoon was 60km away from Macau at its closest point, and its peak paralysed land, marine and air traffic.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2164440/typhoon-mangkhut-20000-macau-households-left
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Re: Itogon, Philippines ― Landslide ― Typhoon Mangkhut

Postby Speak-Ez on Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:02 am

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The title of this AP story is clear. We'll provide a Washington Post page for the article, instead of AP this time.

New landslide kills 15, buries houses in Philippines


By Bullit Marquez and Joeal Calupitan | AP
September 20 at 6:42 AM
NAGA, Philippines — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.

The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu province, Roderick Gonzales, the city police chief, told The Associated Press by telephone as he helped supervise the search and rescue. Seven injured villagers were rescued from the huge mound of earth and debris.

Some victims still managed to send text messages after the landslide hit, Gonzales said, adding elderly women and a child were among the dead.

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And I want to place here another paragraph further down that Washington Post page:

The landslide hit while several northern Philippine provinces were still dealing with deaths and widespread damage wrought by Typhoon Mangkhut, which pummeled the agricultural region Saturday and left at least 88 people dead and more than 60 missing. A massive search was still underway for dozens of people feared dead after landslides in the gold-mining town of Itogon in the north.


Note that the confirmed death toll at the time AP sent out that article was 88, with 60 still missing.
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