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Storm Fung-Wong: 200,000 Displaced by Floodwaters in Philippines

By    |   Monday, 22 Sep 2014 12:30 PM

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong has driven roughly 200,000 people away from their homes in the Philippines as heavy rains and near hurricane-strength winds blew through the Pacific islands over the weekend.

Residents had to be rescued off rooftops as floodwaters gushed throughout many areas, including the capital of Manila and the country's northern provinces, the BBC News reported. At least five people died, according to Reuters, two of whom were electrocuted while walking through water.

At it its peak, Fung-Wong's winds reached 59 miles per hour as it moved north across the Philippines, the BBC noted.

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The country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that 425 houses were destroyed and another 1,710 damaged from the storm, which was dubbed "Mario" in the Philippines, according to the Weather Channel. The Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, both north of Manila on the northwestern coast of Luzon, sustained the most damage.

Officials said that more than 800,000 metro Manila residents and nearby provinces were affected a by floodwaters, along with 86,000 within the capital city.

The storm is now expected to bring heavy rain to Zhejiang Province in China Monday night as the southern part of the country braces for floods and strong winds, AccuWeather.com reported.

Two to 6 inches of rain has already fallen along the coastal areas of Zhejiang ahead of the storm. The rain is expected to spread further inland Monday and Tuesday but lessen as it continues to move northward into Jiangsu, noted AccuWeather.com.

Fung-Wong will likely accelerate to the northeast once it makes landfall in China because of a cold front there, forcing it to spread heavy rain across South Korea and Japan's Kyushu island late Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Tropical Storm Fung-Wong has driven roughly 200,000 people away from their homes in the Philippines as heavy rains and near hurricane-strength winds blew through the Pacific islands over the weekend.
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