FORCE OF NATURE

50 Dead in Philippines Flood

At least 50 people are dead and thousands evacuated after Tropical Storm Ketsana slammed the Philippines, causing the worst flooding the country has seen in 42 years. The government has declared a state of calamity. A government spokesman said 35 people were killed in a landslide and flash-flooding in one province and said 27 people are missing. At least one town is completely underwater. About 16.7 inches of rain fell on the city of Manila in just 12 hours Saturday. Residents were seen perching on roofs as the flooding swept away houses.