A VIEW FROM ABOVE

Typhoon Ondoy, flood destruction worst in more than 42 years.

Typhoon Ondoy, flood destruction worst in more than 42 years.

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Typhoon Ondoy Emergency Hotlines and Relief Operations, from Sour Politics

Do take a look at the links above. They have all the donation centers listed in one place if you need or want to donate. Many (quite an understatement) do not have houses to go home to and are left with nothing. Rich or poor, it’s all the same.

Now, if only (all the stories of purported ill gotten wealth) our gracious and humble madam president could give for the well being of those who lost during Ondoy. Fat chance but just maybe.

These images were all captured on September 26, 2009. Lucky for me, these were shot from the top of a building. They are just a conservative view of the flood waters that hit many urban areas throughout the day and well into the night. Especially in Marikina and Pasig City where rescuers had a tough time getting to victims. Even relief centers were not immune to the surging tide.

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Ferrying people to dry land. The deepest part of Quezon Avenue.

Shot at around 1700. Before that only 8 wheeler trucks could move in the flood.

Shot at around 1700. Before that only 8 wheeler trucks could move in the surging flood.

Quezon Avenue, The Great Eastern Hotel

Quezon Avenue, The Great Eastern Hotel. Dry and safe where many stayed to wait for waters to subside.

This street, parallel to Quezon Avenvue, was also flooded. Here, it's starting to subside.

This street, parallel to Quezon Avenvue, also flooded. Starting to go down at sunset.

More images in WEEK-ENDER #8, September 27, 2009.

“MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm “Ondoy” (international codename: Ketsana) left the country yesterday, leaving behind a trail of 95 people dead, 29 missing, and some 247,555 affected families.

The figures, however, could go higher as reports from the provinces have yet to reach the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) as of press time.” – ‘Ondoy’ leaves 95 dead; 247,555 affected by floods’ By James Mananghaya (The Philippine Star) Updated September 28, 2009 12:00 AM

More images of the devastation from Yahoo News.