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New storm hits north Philippines; at least 2 dead

MANILA, Philippines — A second tropical storm in as many weeks battered the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least two people, as forecasters warned that the still-reeling capital could see more flooding.

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed ashore Wednesday morning in northeastern Isabela province with maximum winds of 60 mph and higher gusts.

Government forecasters warned that intense rains may drench the sprawling capital city that is still recovering from last week's monsoon deluge.

Relentless rains for nearly two weeks culminated in last week's two-day deluge that submerged Manila and outlying farming provinces, killing nearly 100 people and displacing more than 400,000.

New storm hits north Philippines; at least 2 dead 08/15/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:38pm]
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