Deaths in Philippine flood disaster reach 60 as clean up begins

Although flood waters that inundated 80 percent of Manila have subsided, large areas of northern Luzon remain under water. Rice paddies have been severely affected in many areas. Hundreds of thousands of people have sought shelter in various relief centres.

Travellers should be aware that many areas of northern Luzon may lack essential services, including transportation. Travellers to this area should exercise caution and check with local disaster relief officials before travelling.

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