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Dual Typhoons Swamp Northern Philippines: 82 Dead October 7, 2011
CIMSS Satellite Loop
The spiraling bands of Typhoon Nalgae can be seen passing over Luzon Island on Saturday.
Two consecutive typhoons to strike the northern Philippines within a week’s time brought disastrous flooding that marooned thousands of residents on rooftops or patches of high ground for days.

Heavy rainfall from Typhoon Nalgae only worsened the inundations initially brought on by the passage of Typhoon Nesat just days earlier.

At least 82 people were reported killed by floods and mudslides triggered by the two storms.

Nalgae roared ashore in Luzon Island’s Isabela province on Saturday, then drenched the mountainous interior north and agricultural plains that provide much of the Philippine rice harvest.

Its path was nearly identical to that of Typhoon Nesat, which earlier saturated the region.

Like Nesat, Nalgae later struck southern China’s island province of Hainan, then dissipated over northern parts of Vietnam.

Typhoon Nalgae Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS