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Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler of the year blows away, leaving 13 dead

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    A Filipino uses a chainsaw to cut toppled trees after typhoon Nari hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The typhoon flooded villages and farms in the Philippines' major rice-growing region and has killed at least 13 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

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    Residents stand outside their damaged house after typhoon Nari hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The typhoon flooded villages and farms in the Philippines' major rice-growing region and has killed at least 13 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

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    A Filipino resident sits inside his damaged house after typhoon Nari hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The typhoon flooded villages and farms in the Philippines' major rice-growing region and has killed at least 13 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

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    A woman passes by a jeepney that was washed away by strong currents from floods after typhoon Nari hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The typhoon flooded villages and farms in the Philippines' major rice-growing region and has killed at least 13 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

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    A man carries salvaged steel sheets from a damaged house after typhoon Nari hit San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The typhoon flooded villages and farms in the Philippines' major rice-growing region and has killed at least 13 people, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

Philippine officials say Typhoon Nari has blown out of the country, leaving 13 people dead, but they remain on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific.

Officials say Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away Sunday in the South China Sea.

The government's disaster-response agency says police, military and local officials will remain on alert after forecasters spotted another typhoon, named Wipha, far out in the Pacific Ocean. Wipha was tracked more than 1,300 kilometers (807 miles) east of the northern Philippines Sunday and may spare the country if it does not change direction, according to government forecasters.

Nari was the 19th of more than 20 storms and typhoons expected to batter the Philippines this year.