Typhoon Washi, December 16 2011 in The Philippines.
" The Philippines' Red Cross put the number of dead at 652 with a further 800 unaccounted for. The deluge that struck when most people were sleeping sent torrents of flood water, mud and uprooted trees cascading down steep hillsides, crashing into towns and sweeping away whole villages. The two worst hit cities were the ports of Cagayan de Oro, where 336 people are known to have perished, and Iligan, where the death toll was 227.” (via The Telegraph & Daily Mail)
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