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Residents wade through floodwaters at La Paz township, Tarlac province in northern Philippines, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, three days after typhoon Nesat lashed northeastern provinces and the Philippine capital Manila. The powerful typhoon, which is forecast to hit Hainan in China, caused extensive damage to agriculture and left at least 35 people dead. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Typhoon Pedring batters the Philippines

At least seven were killed and thousands of families were affected as typhoon Pedring whipped through several provinces and cities in the Philippines on Tuesday.