Fifth storm in three weeks leaves Filipinos trapped in houses, on roofs

Fifth storm in three weeks leaves Filipinos trapped in houses, on roofs Residents evacuate from their flooded communities in Manila, Philippines as Typhoon Vamco batters the Philippine capital. Photo: CNS
Filipinos appealed for help as a fifth tropical storm or typhoon hit their country in a three-week period. These included the strongest typhoon since 2013 and the biggest floods since 2009. The latest, Typhoon Vamco – or Ulysses as it is known in Philippines – left at least 42 dead and 20 missing. Rescue workers…
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