Cleanup begins in some parts of flooded Philippines
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 00:46
Aug. 22 - Residents begin to clean up as floods from heavy rains that has swamped part of the Philippines start receding. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Cleanup operations began in Manila's eastern suburb of Marikina on Thursday (August 22), with major roads being cleared of mud and debris.
About 600 families living near the Marikina River are still staying at an evacuation centre as water levels from the river have yet to recede.
The local weather bureau lifted the rainfall warning earlier today, but light passing rains are still expected.
The heavy rains caused by a monsoon, triggered landslides and flash floods in the Philippines and killed at least 16 people, officials said on Thursday (August 22).
The southwest monsoon, which lasts from June to September, was intensified by typhoon Trami which brought torrential rains to Manila and nearby provinces of Luzon Island, affecting more one million people during the past four days.
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