"Tropical storm kills 40, floods capital
MANILA - Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in six hours yesterday as Tropical Storm Ketsana slammed ashore in the Philippines, killing at least 40 people and stranding thousands on rooftops in the capital’s worst flooding in more than 42 years. The government declared a “state of calamity’’ in metropolitan Manila and about two dozen storm-hit provinces, said Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro (AP)."
"Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines grows to 83" By Associated Press | September 28, 2009
MANILA - Rescuers retrieved bodies from muddy flood waters and saved drenched survivors from rooftops yesterday after a tropical storm tore through the northern Philippines and left at least 83 people dead and 23 missing.
Remind you of another storm that began with a K, America?
It was the region’s worst flooding in more than four decades. The government declared a “state of calamity’’ in metropolitan Manila and 25 provinces. Tropical Storm Ketsana roared across the northern Philippines on Saturday, dumping more than a month’s worth of rain in just 12 hours.
Then why did the AmeriKan report it in six above? WTF?
Which one are we to believe, readers?
The resulting landslides and flooding have left at least 83 people dead and 23 others missing, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro said. Many parts of the capital remained flooded yesterday, although waters were quickly receding.
TV footage shot from a military helicopter showed drenched survivors marooned on top of half-submerged passenger buses and rooftops in the suburbs of Manila. Some dangerously clung to high-voltage power lines, while others plodded through waist-high flood waters....************
Many residents lost all their belongings in the storm, but were thankful they were alive. The sun shone briefly in Manila yesterday and showed the extent of the devastation in many neighborhoods - destroyed houses, overturned vans and cars, and streets and highways covered in debris and mud. Governor Joselito Mendoza of Bulacan Province, north of the capital, said it was tragic that “people drowned in their own houses’’ as the storm raged.