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Typhoon Nesat pummels the Philippines and China

The AP reports from HANOI, Vietnam:

A tropical storm barreled toward Vietnam Friday, forcing 20,000 people to be evacuated, as the Philippines braced for a new typhoon and several Asian countries reeled under floods after some of the wildest weather this summer.

After pummeling the Philippines and China this week, Typhoon Nesat was downgraded to tropical storm as it headed toward Vietnam where it was expected to make landfall later Friday with sustained wind speeds of up to 73 mph, according to the national weather forecasting center. Read the full story.

China Daily via Reuters

A man struggles against strong winds during a rainstorm as typhoon Nesat hits Haikou, Hainan province, China, on Sept. 29.

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A resident hangs clothes to dry on the rooftop of her submerged house in floodwaters brought by Typhoon Nesat, in Candaba town, Pampanga province, north of Manila, the Philippines, on September 30.

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Volunteers help residents to cross under a strong current as they evacuate to safer grounds following massive flooding in Calumpit township, the Philippines, on Sept. 30.

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Volunteers help residents to cross under a strong current as they evacuate to safer grounds following massive flooding in Calumpit township, the Philippines, on Sept. 30.

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