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Typhoon Nock-Ten Kills 35 in Northern Philippines July 29, 2011
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Typhoon Nock-Ten can be seen strengthening early Monday just off southern Luzon Island.
Slowly moving Typhoon Nock-Ten killed at least 35 people and left dozens more missing after a three-day rampage across the northeastern Philippines.

Twenty of the victims were from the worst-hit Bicol region, on the far southern end of Luzon Island. Most died as a result of landslides, drowning, fallen trees or electrocution, according to officials.

Flood waters inundated the homes of about half of Albay province’s half-million residents.

One woman there died after being bitten by a poisonous snake washed into her home by the flooding.

Nock-Ten strengthened from a tropical storm to typhoon force just before making landfall near Baler, along Luzon’s eastern coast.

It then cut a path through the heart of Luzon, then moved over the open waters of the South China Sea on Wednesday.

Typhoon Nock-Ten was predicted to strike southern China, near the island province of Hainan, late in the week.

Typhoon Nock-Ten Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS