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8 days of rain force 80,000 people out of homes in Bicol

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Philippines

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 80,000 people were moved out of their homes in what officials said was preemptive evacuation to keep them out of harm’s way as rains continued to raise flood levels and the likelihood of landslides in Albay.

Officials counted eight landslides in an aerial survey Friday. These landslides cut all access to Manito, Albay. At least 5,400 families were in dire need of help in the town, the officials said.

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