Tragedy

137 Dead in Philippines Flood

More than 100 people have died from flooding in the Phillipines over the past two days and 35,000 others have been forced to evacuate as the result of tropical depression (formerly typhoon) Parma. Floods and landslides have hit the northern part of the country, with millions of cubic meters of water rushing through dams and swelling rivers. As much as 36 inches of rain has come down daily. Wind from the storm is expected to let up today, and the U.S. Navy is reportedly joining the rescue efforts already under way.