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Typhoon Usagi blasts through south China, killing 25 (PHOTOS)

A resident wades through chest-deep floodwaters along a street while his neighbours (L) paddle an improvised life raft in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
Credit: TED ALJIBE

Cameras capture chaos as typhoon Usagi swept through Asia on Sunday, taking the lives of at least 25 people in southern China.

The massive storm, driven by winds reaching over 100 miles per hour, had many running for their lives. Here's one already iconic photo:

  • A resident using a innertube as a makeshift raft paddles through chest-deep floodwaters along a street in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
    Credit: TED ALJIBE
  • Dark clouds are pictured over the skyline of Hong Kong island as Typhoon Usagi approaches the territory on September 22, 2013. Severe Typhoon Usagi barrelled towards Hong Kong on September 22, shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports and throwing flight schedules into disarray from Europe to the United States.
    Credit: ALEX OGLE
  • Rescuers pulling a wooden boat with a rescued resident on board wade through chest-deep floodwaters along a street in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
    Credit: TED ALJIBE
  • A woman uses plastic bags as socks to keep her feet from getting wet as she walks in the rain in Manila on September 22, 2013. Severe Typhoon Usagi barrelled towards Hong Kong on September 22, shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports and throwing flight schedules into disarray from Europe to the United States. The storm, described by meteorologists as the most powerful anywhere on Earth this year, killed two people in the Philippines and unleashed landslides in Taiwan en route to Hong Kong.
    Credit: NOEL CELIS
  • A resident closes the gate of his flooded house at an informal settlers' area in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
    Credit: TED ALJIBE
  • Rescued residents wait for floods to subside at an informal settlers' area in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
    Credit: TED ALJIBE
  • A resident wades through chest-deep floodwaters along a street while his neighbours (L) paddle an improvised life raft in Manila on September 23, 2013, after torrential rains pounded Luzon island worsened by Typhoon Usagi. Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on September 23, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.
    Credit: TED ALJIBE

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