Strom in eastern Philippines; 38,000 people evacuated; 3 missing

 SMTV Desk 2017-12-17 00:59:35  Strom, eastern, Philippines, 38,000, people, evacuated, 3 missing
Strom in eastern Philippines; 38,000 people evacuated; 3 missing

Philippines, Dec 17: Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.More than 38,000 people have moved to evacuation camps, local officials said, after days of heavy rain unleashed by the approaching cyclone caused floods and landslides on Samar and nearby Leyte island.Ferry services on the two islands remain suspended due to rough seas, with three fishermen also missing despite government warnings against sailing, the region s civil defence office said.The state weather service said more heavy rain was expected in the eastern Philippines in the coming hours, warning of flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in the uplands.