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October 30, 1995 | Reuters
Tropical Storm Zack killed nearly 100 people, forced 60,000 others to flee their homes and sank two passenger ferries in a devastating sweep across the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. The storm flattened more than 2,000 houses, most of them built of wood, downed power lines, knocked out telephones in eight provincial cities and triggered floods that ravaged sugar cane plantations in the Visayan Islands. More than 5,000 homes were damaged, relief officials said. President Fidel V.
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September 8, 1990 | Associated Press
Typhoon Dot, packing 105-m.p.h. winds, triggered landslides in Taiwan on Friday after flooding thousands of people from their homes in the Philippines. Police said at least two people were killed. The typhoon was expected to sweep past Taiwan today and move toward China's Fujian province.
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July 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Steady rain hampered the search Thursday for at least 155 people believed buried by a mountain of rotting garbage that crashed down on a squatters' neighborhood in the Philippines. At least 137 people were confirmed dead in Monday's collapse. Trucks continued to unload more trash at Manila's largest dump as hundreds of soldiers and volunteers shoveled through tons of waste in search of victims.
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November 8, 1988 | Associated Press
A weakened Typhoon Skip roared into the South China Sea today after killing at least five people and forcing thousands from their homes but sparing Manila its full fury. The government weather service said that Skip, the second typhoon to strike the Philippines in two weeks, swept across Mindoro Island early today and at mid-morning was reported about 150 miles southwest of Manila in the South China Sea. Maximum winds weakened to about 93 m.p.h.
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November 7, 1988
Forecasters in the Philippines issued warnings that Typhoon Skip was barreling toward the country with 108-m.p.h. winds. The warnings were posted for Manila as the weather service raised the highest storm signal over three provinces and said waters along the central Philippines coast would be dangerous for all craft. Residents of low-lying areas were advised to leave. The country is still reeling from the effects of Typhoon Ruby, which struck Oct.
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October 12, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Tropical Storm Dan pounded Manila and nearby Philippine provinces, killing 31 people and raising to 149 the death toll in two storms that struck the country in less than a week, news reports and officials said. Carrying peak winds of 60 m.p.h., the storm roared across provinces on the southern portion of the main Luzon island from the Pacific Ocean and swiped Manila as it swirled out into the South China Sea.
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July 14, 1987 | United Press International
Typhoon Thelma carried winds of more than 100 miles per hour Monday as it moved away from the Philippines, leaving at least 12 people dead, officials said. Weathermen said Thelma, which had peak winds Sunday of 137 m.p.h., was located northeast of the northern tip of Luzon Island on Monday and was moving north.
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August 20, 1990 | Reuters
Winds whipped by Typhoon Yancy killed two people in the Philippines as the storm lashed across the northern provinces and on to Taiwan.
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August 26, 1990 | from United Press International
At least 13 people died and 200,000 fled to safer ground during floods and heavy rains spawned by a tropical storm in the capital and surrounding provinces, officials said Saturday. Manila Weather Bureau officials said the storm late Saturday was located 345 miles east of Aparri on the northern tip of the main Luzon island, with peak winds of 40 m.p.h.
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July 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A typhoon east of the Philippines and a tropical depression blowing from the west dumped heavy rains over the main Philippine island of Luzon, killing at least three people and flooding wide areas. A man and a boy drowned in Manila, the capital, and a woman was killed and her daughter injured when a boulder crashed into their house in Tanay, east of Manila, authorities and media reports said. Strong waves in Manila Bay capsized a barge that serves as the kitchen of a floating restaurant.
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October 22, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Typhoon Babs swept across the central Philippines, ripping roofs off bamboo houses, triggering landslides and forcing widespread evacuations. Disaster officials said at least two people were killed and two others were injured by the storm. In Camarines Sur province, three fishermen were missing after they were washed away by surging waves. Schools, government offices and businesses were closed in Manila as the capital prepared for a direct hit.
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November 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
Inside the village hall, a middle-aged woman wept openly as she squatted before a row of four whitewashed coffins. "These are my children. They're gone," Marina Regencia said Sunday between sobs, pointing to the coffins of her 10- and 8-year-old daughters, 4-year-old son and month-old boy. A fifth child was still missing. The bodies were among 37 fished out of Calauag Bay on Friday and Saturday, after the 125-m.p.h.
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November 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
The death toll from Typhoon Angela soared from 79 to more than 250 Saturday, with more than half of those killed in a province struck by high waves at the height of the storm, officials said. Dozens more people were reported missing in the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in a decade. Thousands have been left homeless, their houses flooded or flattened by Angela's 125-m.p.h. winds.
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November 3, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
The most powerful typhoon to hit the storm-prone Philippines in a decade howled across the main island of Luzon today, killing at least 20 people and forcing 200,000 to flee their homes. Typhoon Angela roared out of the Pacific with winds of up to 167 m.p.h., hitting the Bicol region at the southern end of Luzon late Thursday. The Pacific storm season has been so heavy this year that forecasters have already run through the alphabet and are back to "A" again.
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October 1, 1995 | Associated Press
Tropical Storm Sybil slammed full-force into the heart of the Philippines before dawn today, cutting a wide swath of destruction and bringing the death toll to 27. Packing winds of as much as 60 miles per hour, it caused widespread flooding that displaced thousands of residents. Winds toppled trees and electric posts, rendering many areas in Luzon, the country's biggest island, without electricity early today.
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September 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
Twenty people died and 400 were missing in the southern Philippines after flash floods triggered by apparent explosions crashed through villages, officials said. The explosions triggered a landslide into Lake Maughan inside the crater of Mt. Parker, 600 miles south of Manila on Mindanao island, the local officials said. This caused the lake and nearby rivers, already swollen by days of heavy rain, to burst their banks. Scientists say they do not believe an eruption is under way at 5,900-foot Mt.
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