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Storm Nalgae Kills 110 in Philippines, Highlighting Climate Risk

  • Stronger typhoons expected due to rising temperatures
  • About 20 cyclones pass through the Philippines yearly
Residents wade through flood waters in Kawit on Oct. 30.
Residents wade through flood waters in Kawit on Oct. 30.Photographer: Jes Aznar/Getty Images
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The Philippines said 110 people died from flooding and landslides triggered by storm Nalgae, which displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in the latest example of the risks of climate change. 

About 2.4 million individuals were affected by Nalgae and related flooding, including 866,000 forced to flee homes in one of the most destructive storms to hit the country this year, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday. Agriculture losses are estimated at 1.3 billion pesos ($22.4 million) while the cost of damaged infrastructure is about 760 million pesos, it said. The death toll has risen from 98 reported on Monday.