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Typhoon Lee prompts Philippines emergency

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Karla Vallance / December 30, 1981


President Ferdinand Marcos declared an emergency Tuesdayin four provinces where Typhoon Lee killed at least 137 people and left more than half a million homeless in a weekend rampage.

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Lee, the 23rd storm to hit the Philippines this year, raked the country's agricultural midsection for 14 hours Saturday with peak winds of more than 100 miles an hour.