Typhoon Nesat batters Philippines

28 Sep 11

A powerful typhoon has battered the Philippines causing major flooding in the capital Manila and throughout the main island, Luzon.

The ground floor of one of Manila's hospitals, Ospital ng Maynila, has been flooded and the US Embassy and central bank and finance department have also suffered flood damage. The Sofitel Hotel at the Cultural Centre Complex was also flooded and guests evacuated. Flooding has also occurred at The Metropolitan Museum and with some valuable art works apparently being destroyed.

Luzon is home to over half the Philippine population so Typhoon Nesat has affected a lot of people and livelihoods. Unfortunately at least 18 people have been killed and the power supply in Manila has been cut. Rain is continuing to fall and Typhoon Nesat is expected to exit into the China Sea today.

Our experienced CAT Team members are now in the affected regions so please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.

Val Aboy
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Russell Henderson
Mob: +852 9049 9636

Rob Williams
Mob: +65 9780 9718

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