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LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

debris, from the forest carried by the flash flood
ORMOC TRAGEDY. Debris, from the forest carried by the flash flood, is piled-up on houses, November 9, 1991, in Ormoc City. Powerful typhoon Thelma caused a nearby dam to burst sending floodwaters rampaging here when it struck central Philippines, November 5, 1991. Photo by Jose Duran/AFP

Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991

MANILA, Philippines — In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) – one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country – left a trail of devastation along Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people.  Continue reading LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City