Sunday, September 27, 2009

Metro Manila Sinking

In just a span of 6 hours this September 26, typhoon Ondoy (International Name: Ketsana) broke the previous record rainfall which occurred during a 24-hour period in 1967 [Yahoo News].

Rains aren’t unusual here since this is a tropical country so I didn’t pay any attention to the Saturday morning downpour. Our whole family went to church as we usually do on Saturdays. All throughout the church service it rained. By lunch time I had received a few text messages from friends about some flooding. It wasn’t until we got home that we realized that it wasn’t an ordinary downpour.

Messages started pouring in (we don’t turn on the television or radio during saturdays) from friends stuck in massive traffic jams and some who had to wade through flooded streets just to get home. I guess what caught my attention was that areas usually not prone to flooding were reportedly waist-deep in water.

Here are some videos and pictures of that day (not taken by me):

Dozens of pictures and videos are also on

And it’s still raining right now :(

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