Typhoon Nari hits the Philippines
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4:36 -
More than 30 people have lost their lives in the Philippines in the past week.
Twenty people were killed on October 8 as massive flooding and landslides hit parts of Visayas and Mindanao islands.
More than 18,000 homes and nearly 72 million pesos worth of damage have been reported since the beginning of October.
The situation for the country worsened when Typhoon Nari (locally named Santi) left 13 more dead on Sunday in the northern region of the country.
Typhoon Nari also destroyed thousands of homes in Manila before making its way toward China.
Officials there were forced to ask about 27,000 boats to head back to port on Sunday.
Water reached roof-level heights in the town of San Miguel, in the Philippines' Bulacan province.
Officials are remaining in alert as another storm is approaching the island nation. Storm Wypha is expected to enter the country's vicinity on Monday, Oct 14. The system had winds of 140 kilometers per hour earlier today.
The Philippines is regularly battered by cyclones. In fact, Nari is the nineteenth of the year. Officials expect that number to reach at least 24 by December.
In 2012, more than 2300 natural disaster-related deaths were reported making the Philippines one of the countries worst hit by Mother Nature.