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Non-stop torrential rains cripple Manila, causing thousands to flee their homes
A man pulls his wife in an inflatable boat as they buy food at a submerged market in Cavite, southwest of Manila.Ted Aljibe / AFP - Getty Images
By Helen Flores, The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Nonstop torrential rains spawned by the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon yesterday submerged several areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, forcing authorities to suspend classes and work in government and many private offices.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported three fatalities in Apayao, Cavite and Rizal while 11 others were hurt at the height of the storm.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather division chief Robert Sawi said Tropical Storm Maring will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms over Luzon, particularly over the western section until tomorrow. Continue reading...