Le typhon Koppu fait au moins 22 morts aux Philippines

L'archipel des Philippines continue mardi a être balayé par les pluies du typhon Koppu, rétrogradé en tempête tropicale. Les intempéries y ont fait au moins 22 morts, selon un nouveau bilan. Et des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont été évacuées.
20 oct. 2015, 07:35
/ Màj. le 20 oct. 2015 à 10:39
Les pluies continuent de s'abattre sur des régions déjà détrempées.

La pluie continuait à tomber sans relâche mardi sur le nord des Philippines, archipel régulièrement affligé par des intempéries meurtrières. Le typhon Koppu y a fait au moins 22 morts, selon un nouveau bilan.

Le typhon a touché terre dimanche sur la côte orientale de Luzon, la principale île de l'archipel, accompagné de vents soufflant en rafales de 210 km/h. Depuis, il s'est affaibli en tempête tropicale et se trouvait en mer de Chine méridionale mais ses pluies continuaient de s'abattre sur des régions déjà détrempées.

La tempête, deuxième typhon le plus puissant à frapper l'archipel cette année, a contraint à l'évacuation des dizaines de milliers de personnes. Elle a touché d'une manière ou d'une autre 300'000 Philippins, a estimé l'agence nationale pour la gestion des catastrophes.

Vingt-deux personnes ont trouvé la mort dans des inondations, des glissements de terrain et des accidents de bateaux, selon un bilan compilé par l'AFP à partir des chiffres officiels des autorités locales et nationales.

De l'eau à hauteur de toit de maison a recouvert par endroits les vastes plaines situées au nord de Manille de part et d'autre d'une gigantesque chaîne montagneuse. Elles constituent une bonne part des principaux greniers à riz et à maïs de l'archipel. Plus de 200 villages se trouvaient sous l'eau mardi, selon les services locaux de la sécurité civile.

 
epa04982055 Filipinos wade through floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04982055 Filipinos wade through floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
epa04980588 Filipinos on a makeshift boat paddle on the swelling river in Paranaque city, south of  Manila, Philippines, 17 October 2015. Philippine authorities have prepared evacuation plans, and deployed emergency teams and relief supplies as Typhoon Koppu heads towards the country's north-eastern coast. Koppu gained intensity and slowed down as it approached the northern province of Aurora, where it was expected to make landfall on 18 October morning, the weather bureau said. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 195 kph, while moving westward at 10 kph. The typhoon was expected to bring heavy to intense rain within a 600-kilometre radius from its centre, the weather bureau warned.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04980588 Filipinos on a makeshift boat paddle on the swelling river in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, 17 October 2015. Philippine authorities have prepared evacuation plans, and deployed emergency teams and relief supplies as Typhoon Koppu heads towards the country's north-eastern coast. Koppu gained intensity and slowed down as it approached the northern province of Aurora, where it was expected to make landfall on 18 October morning, the weather bureau said. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 195 kph, while moving westward at 10 kph. The typhoon was expected to bring heavy to intense rain within a 600-kilometre radius from its centre, the weather bureau warned. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
epaselect epa04981894 A Filipino rides his bicycle as a shipping barge floats nearby at Manila Bay, in Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while nearly 10,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to three metres.  EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO
epaselect epa04981894 A Filipino rides his bicycle as a shipping barge floats nearby at Manila Bay, in Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while nearly 10,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to three metres. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO ©KEYSTONE
epa04982062 A damaged gasoline station in the town of Munoz, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04982062 A damaged gasoline station in the town of Munoz, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
epa04982072 Filipinos frolic on floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04982072 Filipinos frolic on floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
epa04982056 Filipinos stane inside a flooded home in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04982056 Filipinos stane inside a flooded home in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
Residents huddle together under their umbrellas as strong winds and slight rain are brought by Typhoon Koppu Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving typhoon blew ashore with fierce wind in the northeastern Philippines early Sunday, toppling trees and knocking out power and communications. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Residents huddle together under their umbrellas as strong winds and slight rain are brought by Typhoon Koppu Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving typhoon blew ashore with fierce wind in the northeastern Philippines early Sunday, toppling trees and knocking out power and communications. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) ©KEYSTONE
epa04981886 A Filipino rides a bicycle at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while nearly 10,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to three metres.  EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO
epa04981886 A Filipino rides a bicycle at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while nearly 10,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to three metres. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO ©KEYSTONE
epa04983562 Filipino children play on a fishing boat at a slum area as school classes are suspended due to Typhoon Koppu, in Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines.  EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO
epa04983562 Filipino children play on a fishing boat at a slum area as school classes are suspended due to Typhoon Koppu, in Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO ©KEYSTONE
epa04983517 A Filipino typhoon victim wades through a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04983517 A Filipino typhoon victim wades through a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE
epa04983511 Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
epa04983511 Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG ©KEYSTONE