Rescuers continued to search for survivors of a storm that ravaged the Philippines this week as the death toll neared 200.
Rescue missions were slowed as rains continued and bridges and roads on the island of Mindanao were destroyed or blocked by landslides that followed Tropical Storm Tembin.
Disaster officials said over 70,000 people had been forced from their homes in the southern Philippines following the storm. Officials say that many residents did not heed warnings to evacuate and were later surprised by the strength of the storm.
The Philippines experiences about 20 typhoons and storms each year and has a history of typhoons striking near the end of the year.
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan plowed into the Philippines as one of the deadliest tropical cyclones on record. Also known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, the storm killed 7,800 people, according to national emergency management officials.