After the Deluge

@aylim14 (501)
Philippines
September 29, 2009 8:28pm CST
What happened here in the Philippines was one to be mentioned. Last Saturday, a tropical storm hit the country, more primarily Luzon. This is just on of the streets that were completely flooded with just six (6) hours of rain. This, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), event of having a certain amount of rainfall was last experienced forty (40) years ago. Within just six hours of rain, several regions and cities were already placed on a state of calamity. Just google it with these two Key words "Philippines, Ondoy" or even just "Ondoy" and look at pictures and videos posted at the Web about the devastation. This picture was taken two(2) days after the deluge, and this is one of the places where you think you would never experienced flooding; but mother nature does not pick its target. Even local stars and artists are seen/heard crying for help atop their roofs. I do not know whether this is a correct listing, but i think no one would even dare to take advantage of this situation. This is the site where you can help send your donations: http://www.google.com/landing/typhoon-ondoy.html I am in no way forcing anyone to do so, but if you were compelled what you saw, then that is up to you.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
30 Sep 09
It is so odd. I had just left the Philippines two weeks ago Monday. I didn't know the exact city where it hit, but I read something about Manila. Manila is the airport where I flew out of. I wonder if the airport was hit. Apparently the typhoon did not take pity on anyone. I seen pictures with 6 to 8 feet of water standing in the streets. And I cannot imagine how people would get out of this, as the Philippines is actually a bunch of large islands. I also wondered about the U.S. Embassy. It is on the Manila Bay, right up against the water. So I wonder if they were put under water as well. Thanks for sharing this story with us. Good luck to you!