Tropical Storm Kompasu triggers flash floods in northern Philippines


Tropical Storm Kompasu triggered flash floods and swamped homes in northern Philippines on October 11.

Footage shows a family dumping out water from their home in La Trinidad, Benguet after intense rains submerged the first floor in knee-deep flood.

Resident John Arvin Ignacio Molintas said: ‘We don’t know where to start cleaning up. The mud was too thick, but fortunately, we were able to move some of our appliances to a higher floor.’

Kompasu, known locally as Maring, is the second cyclone to hit the Philippines this October.

It left at least nine dead and 11 others missing due to landslides and flash floods while forcing the evacuations of thousands in the Luzon island.

It is expected to exit the Philippines on Tuesday (October 13) and will head to China’s Hainan province where it will make landfall.