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    Flooding in the Philippines

    Flooding in the Philippines

    The Philippines section is about to get cut on the chopping block, but there is a scary news on the media right now with horrendous flooding all across Manila...

    Today, they said that more than 80% of Manila is affected by the worst flooding in 40 years, and that some parts of the city is under 6 meters of water. The total amount of rain the past 12 hours is equal to a whole months downpour in the monsoon season!

    The poor people affected by this horrendous disaster doesn't get much relief, another hurricane is just 2 days away brining more rain and strong winds... according to BBC this morning.

    God bless the Philippines and have mercy on the people there!
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    Philippine flood crisis deepens

    The number of confirmed deaths in the worst floods in the Philippines for 40 years has risen to 86, officials say.

    The country's defence secretary
    >>>> (read the whole story on BBC, with pictures and video)
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      #3
      This is New Orleans and Katarina all over again, but sadly, as it is not in the developed world, the news doesn't get much attention.
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        #4
        The weatherman on BBC just now announced that the nexrt Typhoon woulds bring more rain, and the wind would be picking up. Thanks for that infomation!!
        I though that was self-evident, that is what Typhoons does.

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          #5
          It's horrendous though... seeing some of the images and videos on the net right now.... this is not a simple tiny flooding, this is a massive catastrophe for the country.

          A disaster which the government of the Philippines has declared they are not able to cope with.

          Naturally, looting of submerged houses are already reported and the police is currently picking up the dead in the water.

          My most heartfelt compassion and sadness goes out to those affected, it's hard to understand the whole scale of this. Sadly, as I mentioned, it is something that happens in a poor country, and therefore, over here, the media coverage is scarce and minimal.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #6
            I did NOT intend to make light of the situation in Manila, which is still serious and may even become worse, if the next tropical storm hit the same area with the already saturated soil, although the drains and rivers may have been cleared to allow for a better flow.

            My point where really the ignorance of the weathermen (not to mention weather "girls") on TV. BBC is actually one of the better news channels, also in this respect.

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              #7
              I do understand, and I do agree with you. I tend to turn to BBC for news coverage of events like this. I find them to be far superior than any other. Naturally, being able to read and speak Tagalog, I also browse local news sites as well since they give the local view on things.
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                #8
                I must say, I'm shocked how little media attention this flood has gotten in western media, the so-called civilized world. This is a massive catastrophe and half a million people have lost everything they own, including their homes...

                There are now many clips in youtube showing the disaster unfolding:



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                  #9
                  Poor people of the Philippines, another SUPER-typhoon is expected to Manila tomorrow, Saturday....
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #10
                    Over on this side of the pond, the devastation is getting a lot of coverage on the news...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ehp View Post
                      Over on this side of the pond, the devastation is getting a lot of coverage on the news...
                      That is good... doesn't seem like it's getting the attention it deserves here.

                      I'm utterly shocked at the devastation and the distress inflicted upon the people of the Philippines, I feel so sad for their losses: both human losses and losses of personal property.

                      Then again, off course, there is a couple of earth quakes in the same corner of the world, a tsunami and another country in distress as well: Vietnam.

                      Quite shocking how close these natural disaster came.
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                        #12

                        Data copyright © 2009 EUMETSAT

                        Typhoon Ketsana (local name Ondoy) on September 28th, moving towards Vietnem following the devastating floods in the Philippines.

                        I have posted further satellite images showing subsequent weather systems in the area in the Satellite Images thread.

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