Nearly 150 army trucks loaded with food, water and relief goods rolled out to areas in the northern Philippines already devastated by floods and landslides as another typhoon bore down on the country.
Emergency and rescue teams were also sent to areas directly in the path of Typhoon Mirinae, including major rice-producing provinces north of Manila, said Lt. Col. Ernesto Torres, spokesman for the national disaster agency.
Mirinae, a Category 2 typhoon with maximum center winds of 93 mph, was expected to make landfall late on Friday.
Landslides are expected in the northern mountain regions, where several villages were buried by mud early this month during Typhoon Parma.
Two powerful typhoons, Ketsana and Parma, dumped record-high rain that submerged 80 percent of the capital and wide stretches of farmland in the northern provinces, killing more than 900 people and displacing hundreds of thousands.
The typhoons damaged or destroyed nearly $800 million of crops and infrastructure.