The View From Your Window

Aug 7 2012 @ 2:59pm

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Manila, Philippines, 2.51 pm.

by Chris Bodenner

The submitter adds:

Heavy and nonstop rains have flooded much of Manila, closing government offices, schools, and businesses. This is looking down from the 3rd floor to the street in front of my house here in the Sampalo District of Manila.

Details via the NYT:

Rescue workers raced Tuesday to pluck people from their roofs and out of fast-flowing water as the worst flooding in two years submerged a third of Manila, the Philippines’ overpopulated capital. More than 50 people have been killed and at least 250,000 evacuated in the past week because of a series of storms, monsoon rains and flooding, officials said.