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More misery for the Philippines
Kai-Tak has now cleared Luzon, but is strengthening as it heads towards southern China.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 09:25

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed into the Philippines on August 15, causing yet more flooding.

The island of Luzon was still reeling from two weeks of torrential rains which had lead to the deaths of nearly 100 people.

The worst of the weather from Kai-Tak is now over for Luzon, but the storm is still strengthening as it edges across the South China Sea. It has now developed into a typhoon, and is expected to make landfall in southern China on Friday 17 August, at approximately 6 GMT.

Hong Kong and Macau will both see heavy rain from the outer fringes of Kai-Tak, but the eye of the storm is forecast to hit the western parts of the Guangdong province.


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Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed the northern Philippines on 15 August, triggering yet more flooding.


Aaron Favila/AP
Widespread flooding was already a problem in Luzon. Two weeks of torrential rain had submerged many parts of the island, killing 95 people and affecting more than three million people.


Aaron Favila/AP
The flood waters carried mud and debris into many streets and houses. The clean-up operation was still underway, when Tropical Storm Kai-Tak struck.


ROLEX DELA PENA/EPA
The storm was initially expected to miss Luzon, but a slight shift in its track ensured that it slammed into the northeast coast.


Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
The rains extended across much of Luzon. Many rivers, including the Pampanga River, burst their banks, and parts of the Province of Bulacan were submerged in neck-deep water.


Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
As the storm made landfall, the winds howled past at 110 kph, but it was the amount of rain that caused the majority of the problems.


FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA
Emergency workers have supplied food, water and clothes to almost one million people.


AARON FAVILA/AP
Kai-Tak has strengthened into a typhoon as it heads towards the southeast of China. Hong Kong is expected to be spared the worst of the storm, as it heads to western Guangdong.



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Kai Takhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Taken-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:36:01 GMTThu, 16 Aug 2012 08:43:50 GMTTropical StormTyphoonKai-TakFloodPhilippinesMore flooding hits the Philippineshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eAX5yj6ke7n3

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed the northern Philippines on 15 August, triggering yet more flooding.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eAX5yj6ke7n3STREPAEPA Images

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed the northern Philippines on 15 August, triggering yet more flooding.

More flooding hits the Philippines
The island was already inundatedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=04slcTFc4Mf0T

Widespread flooding was already a problem in Luzon. Two weeks of torrential rain had submerged many parts of the island, killing 95 people and affecting more than three million people.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=04slcTFc4Mf0TAaron FavilaAPAP Photo

Widespread flooding was already a problem in Luzon. Two weeks of torrential rain had submerged many parts of the island, killing 95 people and affecting more than three million people.

The island was already inundated
Debris is strewn across the regionhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eyV8aI0l94Df

The flood waters carried mud and debris into many streets and houses. The clean-up operation was still underway, when Tropical Storm Kai-Tak struck.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eyV8aI0l94DfAaron FavilaAPAP Photo

The flood waters carried mud and debris into many streets and houses. The clean-up operation was still underway, when Tropical Storm Kai-Tak struck.

Debris is strewn across the region
The waters continued to risehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=03LQa6I0BVbON

The storm was initially expected to miss Luzon, but a slight shift in its track ensured that it slammed into the northeast coast.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=03LQa6I0BVbONROLEX DELA PENAEPAEPA Images

The storm was initially expected to miss Luzon, but a slight shift in its track ensured that it slammed into the northeast coast.

The waters continued to rise
It wasn't only the northeast of Luzon which saw renewed floodinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=06E4acIbV1bfV

The rains extended across much of Luzon. Many rivers, including the Pampanga River, burst their banks, and parts of the Province of Bulacan were submerged in neck-deep water.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=06E4acIbV1bfVPaula BronsteinGetty ImagesGetty Images

The rains extended across much of Luzon. Many rivers, including the Pampanga River, burst their banks, and parts of the Province of Bulacan were submerged in neck-deep water.

It wasn't only the northeast of Luzon which saw renewed flooding
Strong winds and yet more rainhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=08gv0aA1IF2kQ

As the storm made landfall, the winds howled past at 110 kph, but it was the amount of rain that caused the majority of the problems.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=08gv0aA1IF2kQPaula BronsteinGetty ImagesGetty Images

As the storm made landfall, the winds howled past at 110 kph, but it was the amount of rain that caused the majority of the problems.

Strong winds and yet more rain
Emergency aid is distributedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eDh1Q64Wp1vB

Emergency workers have supplied food, water and clothes to almost one million people.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=0eDh1Q64Wp1vBFRANCIS R. MALASIGEPAEPA Images

Emergency workers have supplied food, water and clothes to almost one million people.

Emergency aid is distributed
The rains are now easing across the Philippineshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=03yq00G14HcoY

Kai-Tak has strengthened into a typhoon as it heads towards the southeast of China. Hong Kong is expected to be spared the worst of the storm, as it heads to western Guangdong.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kai-Tak?image_id=03yq00G14HcoYAARON FAVILAAPAP Photo

Kai-Tak has strengthened into a typhoon as it heads towards the southeast of China. Hong Kong is expected to be spared the worst of the storm, as it heads to western Guangdong.

The rains are now easing across the Philippines


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