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Clear Skies Over Philippines After Tropical Storm Nanmadol (14W) Passes

14.5N 120.9E

August 30th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Nanmadol (14W) - August 30th, 2011

Track of TS 14W - August 30th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 14W

The main image shows the Philippines after the passing of Tropical Storm Nanmadol (14W). The storm was churning towards China’s Fujian province at last report, as can be observed in the animated imagery.

Death toll from the tropical storm (known locally as Mina and internationally as Nanmadol) in the Philippines has climbed to 25, the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said today.

NDRRMC executive director and concurrent Office of Civil Defense administrator Benito Ramos said their official fatality count for Mina stood at 25 people as of 5 p.m today, while 12 people remained missing and at least 30 others were injured.

The number of population affected by Mina stood at 70,820 families or 300,959 individuals, Ramos said, adding of the number, only 818 families or 3,713 persons were still housed in evacuation centers.

Ramos said the initial cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure stood at P1.1 billion ($25.88 million), and the amount does not include 69 houses that were destroyed and 1,247 others that were damaged.

Situations in the country’s many areas affected by Mina began to normalize, except in at least six towns in provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, where residents continued to experience rainfall and flooding, said Ramos.

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