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Since then, the government bought out more than 9,000 homeowners, turning much of the land into parks and undeveloped areas that can be allowed to flood with less risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has moved or flood-proofed about 30,000 properties.
Been raining in the philippines continuously.
Agence France-Presse - 6/22/2008 5:32 AM GMT
Philippine ferry carrying over 800 people sinks in typhoon
Three survivors from a ferry that sank in the central Philippines have been found, but more than 700 passengers and crew remain missing, a local official said on Sunday.
The maritime disaster comes as Typhoon Fengshen lashed the Philippines, officials and reports stated.