4 Oct 2009

Less damage than feared from Typhoon Parma

1:16 pm on 4 October 2009

Another typhoon came ashore in the northeastern Philippines on Saturday, killing four people, but damage and flooding was much less than expected.

Typhoon Parma made landfall on the north-eastern tip of the main island of Luzon.

The weather bureau says the storm is now moving back over the sea and is heading to Taiwan.

The BBC reports rain fell across Luzon, but not as heavily as feared, especially along the west coast.

Floods in and around Manila from Typhoon Ketsana last Saturday killed nearly 300 people. The floodwaters still remain and hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.