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Monsoons pounds Philippines Capital Manila

By Austin Amuzie - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heavy rains pounded the Philippines capital on Aug. 8, prompting a new danger alert as emergency workers rushed food, water and clothes to almost one million people through streets turned into rivers after 11 straight days of monsoon downpour.

Residents wade through floodwaters to return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. About 60 percent of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters.


Rescuers row an inflatable boat as they help residents evacuate at a flooded village in Marikina City, Metro Manila

Residents hold a pot and a plastic bag containing food as they wade through floodwaters in Quezon city, Metro Manila August 8, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.


Residents wade through floodwaters to return to their submerged houses in Marikina City 
A Department of National Defense aerial photograph shows buildings and roads submerged by floodwaters in Rodriguez town, Rizal province, east of Manila
Evacuees queue for food distribution at an evacuation centre in Marikina City
Rescuers search for victims buried by a landslide amid heavy rainfall in Quezon City, 
Rescuers carry a victim after he was buried by a landslide amid heavy rainfall in Quezon City, Metro Manila
Children receive dry clothes from a non-governmental charity worker as they take shelter at an evacuation center after their shanties were submerged by floodwaters in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila
Filipinos move around roofs as floodwaters rise in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, 
Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide incident in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents.
A man waits for rescuers on the rooftop of a house swamped with floodwaters in Marikina, 
A man bites down on a plastic bag containing his belongings as he wades through a flooded street in Marikina,
Residents wait for rescuers on the rooftop of a store along a street covered with floodwaters in Marikina, Metro Manila
Please Friends Lets Keep Them all in Our Prayers and You can find appropriate relief agencies and donate to help those affected by the Monsoon.

Thanks Austin Amuzie.

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