The amount of rain caused by the typhoon Ondoy in six hours is almost equal to the average monthly rainfall in Metro Manila, said Nathaniel Cruz, weather services bureau head of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
This resulted to flood almost everywhere in Metro Manila and other parts of Central Luzon.
Here's the situation in the street in Bangkal, Makati where I live.
Just like some areas in Metro Manila, it is also the first time that our place was flooded like this. The ongoing Maynilad Water project in our place is part of the cause.
Pinoy twitters are using the these hashtags for typhoon Ondoy related updates - #manilaflood, #bagyo, and #ondoy
Where to contact for help?
MARIKINA RESCUE: 6462436 Boats now available. contact Nor Domingo/ La Salle Greenhills 0920 907 290 National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061, +632-9122665) Help hotlines: (+65 734-2118, 734-2120) Red Cross (143, +632-5270000) Coast Guard (+632-5276136) AIR FORCE (+63908-1126976, +632-8535023) Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981) Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (+63245-9634376) Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528) Rescue InfoHub Central @badingangbato: Rescue Hotlines Makati - 8758423. Pasig - 6310099. Quezon City161.
How to help flood victims?
Support Red Cross, click here for information on how to help. Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (+632-5639298, +632-5639308) TXTPower now accepts donations via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal http://is.gd/3GvuN From @noynoyaquino: You may also get in touch w/ Jana Vicente at 9285205499. Drop off for relief donations at Balay Expo across Farmers Market From Manolo Quezon III: How to help
I have just read a report that it will continue to rain until Sunday, according to Pagasa. Be safe everyone!