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Nov. 1 - The clean up process begins in the Philippines after Typhoon Mirinae battered parts of the country.
It's the calm after the storm.
But Filipinos in Laguna Province are facing a lengthy clean up process after Typhoon Mirinae swept through the region.
(SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) LANIE AREVALO, SANTA CRUZ RESIDENT, SAYING:
"A week would not be enough to clean this place, as most of the streets in Santa Cruz are filled with mud. We don't know where to dispose of all this."
(SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) ELMER MORALES MULI, SANTA CRUZ RESIDENT OF 26 YEARS, SAYING:
"We are helpless. This is an act of nature. We cannot go against it."
The Typhoon battered the area bringing with it flash floods.
A disaster report said at least 14 people were killed and at least another four are missing.
Thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged or completely destroyed.
This man owns a motorbike shop in Santa Cruz.
(SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) ROLAND AGORILLA, MOTORBIKE PARTS SHOP OWNER, SAYING:
" Now we have to start over. It's really hard. What we are going through is difficult."
This was the third typhoon to hit the region in recent weeks.
The Philippines is still recovering from previous floods and landslides which killed more than 900 people and caused more than 700 million U.S dollars worth of damage.
Basmah Fahim, Reuters.
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