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Typhoon Nesat Leaves Dozens Dead in Philippines September 30, 2011
CIMSS Satellite Loop
The eye of Nesat can be seen approaching Luzon's eastern coast late Tuesday local time.
Typhoon Nesat underwent explosive strengthening to Category 3 force just before making landfall in the northern Philippines.

At least 42 people perished across Luzon Island as the storm triggered mudslides and widespread flooding.

Officials estimate at least $23 million in damage was inflicted on the region’s agriculture and infrastructure.

The sea wall at Manila Bay was badly damaged by the storm’s tidal surges, which swamped streets of the capital with knee-deep water.

After being weakened to Category 1 force by its passage over Luzon, Nesat later drenched parts of South China and northern Vietnam before dissipating over the region’s mountainous interior.

Even though the center Nesat passed well to the south of Hong Kong, schools, financial markets and businesses there shut down in anticipation of severe conditions from the storm’s fringes.

Typhoon Nesat Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS