Philippines — Typhoon Nari has killed at least 13 people in the Philippines after it made landfall late Friday, according to an Associated Press report.
Nari flooded farms and villages, and caused power outages in Aurora and five nearby provinces, officials said.
The typhoon struck the coast with 150 kilometer (94 mile) per hour winds with gusts up to 185 kph (116 mph), then weakened after hitting the Aurora mountains before blowing across the central plain of Luzon, said weather forecaster Meno Mendoza.
Provincial disaster official Amado Elson Egargue said more than 2,500 people were evacuated before the typhoon struck.
A civil defense spokesman said the fatalities included one man who was electrocuted, a police officer who was buried in a landslide, four people who drowned in floodwaters, and five who were hit by falling trees.
In Bulacan province, a 70-year-old man died of a heart attack when the roof of his house was blown away, according to reports.
More than 20 villages remained flooded Saturday, some under 2 meters (6 feet) of water.
Manila was drenched overnight but no widespread flooding was reported.
Nari was the 19th storm to hit the Philippines this year, which averages some 20-22 tropical storms during the monsoon season of July to December.
Nari was located over the South China Sea at noon Saturday and was moving westward toward Vietnam. Image/Bullit Marquez, AP/AP/timesunion.com