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Labuyo damaged P57-M worth of properties, killed 2


Typhoon Utor 15 hours prior to landfall, August 11, 2013. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

Typhoon Labuyo (international codename Utor) has left at lest 2 people dead, one injured, and 11 missing, with preliminary damage pegged at more than P57 million, the government said on August 13. The typhoon swept across northern Luzon on August 12, ripping roofs off houses, tearing down power lines and triggering landslides in remote villages. The typhoon had the strongest sustained winds for the year, according to weather forecasters. It has grown slightly stronger as it left the Philippine Area of Responsibility Monday night, August 12. A total of 7,100 families, or 31,256 people, have been affected by the typhoon across 12 provinces and 3 cities in 5 regions.

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