Philippines Brace For Floods From Tropical Storm

The Philippines braced for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen on Monday as it approached the country’s eastern seaboard. Tropical Storm Rammasun was expected to intensify into a typhoon before making landfall Tuesday morning in Albay province, the government’s weather bureau said. Albay, about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila, is a disaster-prone province where mudslides from Mayon, the country’s most active volcano, buried entire villages in 2006 and left about 1,600 people dead and missing.

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