Authorities and aid workers in the Philippines are assessing losses and providing assistance for survivors of Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu), which killed 58 people and caused P8.6 billion (USD185 million) of damage to farms and fisheries.
Nine days after Typhoon "Lando" pummeled Luzon with slashing rains and howling winds, many residents in the province of Baler, Aurora are still appealing for government aid to rebuild their ruined homes.
Hurricane Patricia caused less damage than feared on Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday, but hammered an isolated part of the shoreline dotted with luxury villas and fishing villages, where the storm and its 165 mph (266 kph) winds landed.
Disaster officials call ''Lando'' the most destructive typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.
MANILA - The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) praised the Philippines for its successful efforts to reduce mortality and the number of people affected by the latest typhoon.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia weakened as it rumbled across western Mexico early Saturday, uprooting trees and triggering landslides but so far causing less damage than feared, officials said.