Disaster of 2009 – Great Flood of Philippines

| December 24, 2009

These were the photos of the worst flood that ever happened in Manila, Philippines capital. The flood was caused by a tropical storm of Ondoy (or Ketsana) that rampaging the city on 26 September 2009. At least 400 people died on the disaster and the damage lost was unimaginable (unofficially said to be more than USD100 millions). Below are the pictures story of what was happening during that time…

People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal , Eastern Manila.

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Aida De Leon grieves in Pasig City , east of Manila.

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An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation brought by Tropical Storm Ketsana in Cainta, province of Rizal , Eastern Manila.

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Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, East of Manila.

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A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon.

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Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila.

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Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.

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Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City.

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A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.

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Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila.

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A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.

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Commuters wade through waist-deep flood waters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila , Philippines.

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  1. robin yates says:

    I live in Payatas A, part of Quezon City, we had no flooding at all thankfully

  2. Great Flood is disaster

  3. very sorrowful snaps..may God bless them

  4. Sad pictures.

    Soendoro Soetanto