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Deadly Flooding and Mudslides in the Philippines

Days of heavy rainfall caused by a tropical low have resulted in numerous mudslides and widespread flooding across the southern Philippines.

Surigao City, in northern Mindanao, has received more than 500 mm (20 inches) of rain since the weekend, and more heavy rainfall is expected through the middle of the week.

According to the Philippine Government more than 132,000 people have been affected by the recent flooding.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that at least 13 people have been killed with more reported missing.

While rainfall has totaled more than 250 mm (10 inches) in some areas, much of the southern Philippines have had rainfall amounts of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches).

Unfortunately, the tropical low pressure responsible for the flooding and mudslides will remain nearly stationary over the southern Philippines through at least Wednesday and could produce widespread rainfall for much of the week.

Although the worst of the flooding as been south of areas hit hardest by former Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally heavy rainfall is expected over the hardest hit areas, including Tacloban City during the next several days.