Typhoon Parma crossed the northern tip of the already storm-battered Philippines on Saturday and early Sunday, triggering landslides that killed at least 12 people, local media reported.
The death toll from the mudslides on the Italian island of Sicily now stands at 21, the head of Italian Civil Protection said Saturday. Guido Bertolaso said about 30 people were still unaccounted for in the mudslides, which occurred after a heavy downpour hit Sicily two days ago.
Tens of thousands of Filipinos sought shelter in evacuation centers as the storm-ravaged nation of islands braced for Typhoon Parma, expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon. At 1 p.m (1 a.m.
The Italian government declared a state of emergency Friday for the Sicilian city of Messina and surrounding areas after mudslides left at least 13 people dead and many others injured or missing.
Shao Lin was a village with 160 homes dotting a lush mountain valley. Today, it is a flattened plain of mud with just two homes standing on the edge of the mud. The silence in this ghost of a village is a stark contrast to the chaos a week ago when Typhoon Morakat screamed through last weekend.