Fresh floods are bringing more misery to the southern Philippines, a week after tropical storm Washi killed more than 1,200 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. A low pressure area, combining with a cold front, brought flooding to some parts of Mindanao island over the past two days and further strained search and relief operations for those affected by Washi, officials said on Wednesday. "There was pre-emptive evacuation. There was fresh flooding in some towns in the northeastern side of Mindanao," Benito Ramos, who heads the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Manila, told a foreign news agency.