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Philippines Begins Cleanup After Typhoon Hagupit
The storm killed at least 27 people and wrecked thousands of homes in central provinces.
A resident hangs laundry as she stands in front of destroyed houses in Borongan, in the eastern Samar province, in central Philippines, a day after Typhoon Hagupit hit the province, on Dec. 8, 2014.
Typhoon Hagupit weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines, while rescue workers struggled in its aftermath to reach towns in central provinces where thousands of homes were wrecked and at least 27 people killed. --Reuters
Soldiers join together to pull a fallen tree toppled by Typhoon Hagupit in Eastern Samar, in central Philippines on Dec. 8.
Nearly 13,000 houses were crushed and more than 22,300 were partially damaged in Eastern Samar province, where Hagupit first hit land as a category 3 typhoon on Saturday, local officials said.