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Children play in the flooded village of Barangay Malanday in low-lying Marikina City, northeast of Manila, despite rising floodwaters from continuous rains brought on by Typhoon 'Gener'. Marikina City officials have started preparing to forcibly evacuate residents from some high-risk areas after the water level at the Marikina River rose to 16 meters early today, raising the alert level at the river to "2." (Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images)

Storm surge leads to floods

2 August 2012

Typhoon Saola (Gener) is likely to stay in Philippine territory until Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday, and the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Council said the death toll from Gener stood at 12 and one person was reported missing. REUTERS/