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Over a Foot of Rain Floods Parts of Philippines

A sluggish tropical disturbance that has already dumped over a foot (305 mm) of rain in parts of the Philippines will continue to cause flooding across the country through the rest of the week.The moisture associated with what once was Tropical Storm Peipah sat across the Visayas through the weekend, dumping torrential rain on the region. While still wet, less rain fell in the other two regions of the Philippines, Luzon to the north and Mindanao to the south.Although Peipah is no longer an organized tropical system, plentiful tropical moisture is expected to remain over the central Philippines for the next several days.Eventually, this wave of wet weather will slide westward into the South China Sea by the end of the week, signaling a return to more typical bouts of showers and thunderstorms across the country. Until then, flooding problems are expected to continue, especially where rainfall has exceeded 6 inches (152 mm).Total Rainfall Sunday through TuesdayCity Rainfall in Inches (mm...

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