A Street level point of view.
Images captured on September, 28, 2009- Ondoy +2 days.
I went to visit an uncle yesterday in another part of Quezon City. I had heard before hand that their house had been submerged in the flood near the M.H. Del Pilar Street/Roosevelt Avenue area.
Driving through the guard house the street was already covered in a thick layer of mud and trash strewn about. Cars parked out on the curb were enveloped in a thin layer of dried mud stain, obviously submerged during the flooding.
As the street led me down the slight curve to the right I was stunned in disbelief. Cars, both old and new models were piled high forming a wall blocking the whole street. A sight I will never forget.
I backed up, parked my car nearby and walked the 2 blocks to my uncles house.
“Hurricane Katrina dumped OVER AN INCH of rainfall in Louisiana for 3 hours and another 0.5 inches per hour over the next 5 hours on August 29, 2005. Ondoy dumped an AVERAGE OF 2.24 INCHES per hour for six hours… and is still going.” – Take a look at The Life & Times of The Renzie Man, he’s got good info.