Two more people have died in landslides caused by Typhoon Saola in the Philippines, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12.
Flooding in the capital Manila has forced the closure of the US embassy compound.
Tens of thousands remain stranded in the country's northern provinces.
Twenty-eight Korean tourists and their two Filipino guides have been rescued after their boat capsized near the central island of Cebu.
A state of emergency has been declared in twelve areas in the north and central regions.
Officials say the water could take nearly a week to recede.
Manila shop-owner Amy Leonardo says businesses are taking a beating.
"It will be hard to rise up again from this. We will have to close again until we fix the store, and we will have no work again," she said.
The weather is expected to clear by Friday as Typhoon Saola heads towards Taiwan.
The Taiwanese Government says the storm could pass by the north of the island, but there is a chance it could make landfall.
© ABC 2012
19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.