[Rosales, Phllippines; October 14. Image via Getty]

A flood-affected young girl along with other villagers ask for relief coupons from a local official during a relief distribution in the town of Rosales, Pangasinan province on October 14, 2009, seven days after massive floodings hit the province brought about by heavy rains tiggered by typhoon Parma. The death toll from two weeks of storms in the Philippines has risen to 712, according to national government figures released on October 14.The number of people confirmed killed from tropical storm Parma, which dumped rain relentlessly on the northern Philippines for a week, was 375, the civil defence office said, up more than 60 from the previous day's assessment. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)