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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:33 p.m.
 

MANILA — A typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines late on Tuesday night, flooding low-lying villages, ripping off roofs and knocking down trees and electric posts in a disaster-prone region where tens of thousands fled to safety before the deluge.

Damage from Typhoon Rammasun could not be assessed until daybreak, especially in areas that lost power while being pummeled by the wind and rain. No casualties were immediately reported, though three fishermen were missing.

The fast-moving typhoon made landfall in nearby Albay province while packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and gusts of up to 99 mph. Heading northwest, the storm is forecast to hit Manila, the flood-prone capital of 12 million people, on Wednesday morning.

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