Typhoon brings flashfloods, landslides to Philippines
MANILA (AFP) - Typhoon Tembin brought heavy rains to the northern Phillipines on Monday, triggering landslides and flashfloods just weeks after a series of deadly storms and monsoon rains, the government said.
The storm, which was upgraded from a tropical storm, was moving slowly northwards off the northern tip of the main Philippine island of Luzon while battering the mountainous region with powerful downpours.
The heavy rain caused landslides that damaged eight major highways, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.