Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerged Manila

8 08 2012

Rescuers evacuate some residents while others return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains had flooded Manila and nearby provinces.

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 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. REUTERS/Stringer

So far, at least 64 people were killed by the flood and landslides and  850,000 people were displaced.

Half of Manila was sank by floods as high as three meters.

This is a disaster!

Rescuers help residents wade through a flooded road in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)

Residents wade through floodwaters as another looks down from a rooftop in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Rescuers rushed to reach trapped residents across the Philippine capital on Tuesday, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding. Flood waters reached up to two metres (6.5 feet) in the village of Tumana in Marikina City, an eastern suburb of metropolitan Manila, where some residents were stranded in their homes. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Residents wade through floodwaters in Tinajeros, Malabon city, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. More than 20,000 people across Manila and nearby provinces are staying inside evacuation shelters, the welfare department said. REUTERS/Stringer

Filipinos move around roofs as floodwaters rise in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)

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