Heavy rains from Typhoon Noru flood houses in northern Philippines

Philippine authorities rushed on Monday to distribute aid to thousands of evacuees after typhoon Noru made landfall in the capital and northern provinces, leaving at least five dead and many areas flooded.

Residents in Bulacan province were seen wading through waist-deep waters as some asked for aid like food, water and medicine after floods inundated their homes. Five rescue workers were also killed in Bulacan province, Governor Daniel Fernando told a radio station.

President Ferdinand Marcos ordered supplies be airlifted and clean-up equipment be provided to most-affected communities.

Noru made landfall as a category 3 typhoon but weakened as it traversed land on Sunday (September 25) night. The storm was headed out over the South China Sea and toward Vietnam, according to the state weather agency.

(Source: Reuters)

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