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At Least 21 Dead After Typhoon Hagupit Lashes The Philippines

Roughly one million are still in shelters after the storm, after where gusts reached up to 105 mph. The storm comes about a year after deadly Typhoon Haiyan struck.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:01 p.m. ET

Posted on December 7, 2014, at 12:12 p.m. ET

A boy pulls a sack of donated clothing at an evacuation centre on Dec. 8.
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A boy pulls a sack of donated clothing at an evacuation centre on Dec. 8.

At least 21 people have been killed in the Philippines, the Associated Press reported, after Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power and toppled trees in areas that were devastated by the monster Typhoon Haiyan just over one year ago.

Strong winds and waves brought by Typhoon Hagupit pound the seawall in Legazpi City, Albay province, southern Luzon, on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Strong winds and waves brought by Typhoon Hagupit pound the seawall in Legazpi City, Albay province, southern Luzon, on Dec. 7, 2014.

Roughly one million people sought refuge in shelters, fearing a repeat of the destruction and death the Philippines endured one year ago.

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A family walks along a flooded street during a heavy rain brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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A family walks along a flooded street during a heavy rain brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

Hagupit weakened as it made its way across the Philippines Sunday, though storm surges are still a concern.

Strong waves caused by Typhoon Hagupit approach a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Strong waves caused by Typhoon Hagupit approach a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

Still, wind gusts of up to 105 mph toppled trees and knocked out power in coastal areas, while heavy rains flooded roads.

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A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

Motorists pass by toppled electrical posts due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Camalig, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Motorists pass by toppled electrical posts due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Camalig, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

Volcanic rocks are washed onto a main road during a flash flood brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Guinobatan, Albay province, southern Luzon on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Volcanic rocks are washed onto a main road during a flash flood brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Guinobatan, Albay province, southern Luzon on Dec. 7, 2014.

People died from falling trees, hypothermia, and other conditions, according to the BBC.

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Many homes and stores were damaged in the strong winds, which tore roofs off the shanty structures.

Strong waves crash into coastal houses as Typhoon Hagupit pounds Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Strong waves crash into coastal houses as Typhoon Hagupit pounds Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

Hagupit, which is Filipino for "smash" or "lash," is expected to head out to the South China Sea in the coming days, according to the Associated Press.

A man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.
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A man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Dec. 7, 2014.

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