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Severe Weather Ravages SEAsia as 200 Dead, Ports Shut

  • Super typhoon Rai affected a million people in the Philippines
  • A month’s worth of rainfall on weekend snarls Malaysian port
Local tourists take shelter under uprooted trees in Surigao del norte province, Philippines on Dec. 19.
Local tourists take shelter under uprooted trees in Surigao del norte province, Philippines on Dec. 19.Photographer: Roel Catoto/AFP/Getty Images
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Severe weather disruptions hit Malaysia and the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction among nations most prone to natural disasters.

Typhoon Rai, a super typhoon before slamming into the Philippines on Thursday, left 208 dead along its path. More than 440,000 people were displaced, with about a million affected, Mark Timbal, spokesman of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said on Monday.