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Philippines Struggles to Deliver Aid After Back-to-Back Typhoons


Mother comforts her crying baby as they wade through floodwaters after Typhoon Nalgae hit the Philippines, dumping heavy rain in Calumpit, Bulacan province, north of Manila October 2, 2011.

Mother comforts her crying baby as they wade through floodwaters after Typhoon Nalgae hit the Philippines, dumping heavy rain in Calumpit, Bulacan province, north of Manila October 2, 2011.

Philippines authorities say they are struggling to get food and supplies to thousands of people who remain trapped by flood waters days after back-to back typhoons pounded the nation.

Officials say almost three million people were affected by the storms, most of them concentrated in three northern provinces. In parts of Pampanga Monday, boats provided the only means of transportation.

"You don't see any land here, you don't see any more roads. This is how difficult it is," resident Maria dela Pena said. She added that she cannot even see the roads in her neighborhood.

Officials say the two typhoons, Nesat and Nalgae, killed 58 people and left at least 28 others missing. They say about 360,000 people are still housed in evacuation centers or stranded in flooded areas.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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