Monday, September 28, 2009

Flood and Havoc in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana

Latest updates:
- Aug 10, 2012: Floods in Philippines - No respite from rain
- Aug 7, 2012: Manila is badly flooded

More than a month’s worth of rain fell in just 12 hours Saturday as Tropical Storm Ketsana slammed ashore in the Philippines triggering the worst flooding in decades in the capital Manila and nearby provinces.

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo appealed for donations and called for calm.

Blogger, Rej, lives in Manila. Here is her comment on the flood:

We are glad you and your family are fine and safe, Rej. Take care.

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Ways to Donate


  1. Didn't know about the flood.

    The dogs look so poor thing.

  2. Oh, this is bad! I hate flood and KL seems to have flash flood after every short heavy downpour!

    I think flash flood is worse cos you don't even expect it!

  3. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Thank you for this post.

    According to reports 300,000+ are affected by the storm and 70+ were found dead. Worse there is still another storm coming Wednesday according to weather bureau. I hope this is not true; I hope the storm will no longer reach the Philippine soil since our country has so much problem to solve and it would be harder if the situation will get worse.

    Thanks for the support.

  4. Sweet picture of the doggies but what a horrible tragedy. That video is riveting. Glad that Rej is OK.

    So, perhaps if we pressure our governments to do much more about climate change we can prevent some events like this.

  5. Shingo, the news was all over the tv and radio. Ya lor, so poor thing.

    Foong, KL drainage needs improvement definitely.

  6. Rej, you are welcome. Thanks for the update. I too hope that storm will pass you by.

    PandaB, you are right. We need to do that. It's upsetting to see bigger budgets for nuclear weapons and warfare than for more pressing things like global-warming and food shortages.