The day after tomorrow: Only 4 wrecked walls

Email received 28th September 2009 from AB, a friend living in Metro Manila

“Oh dear, i thought were going to die: me, mom, sister in law with my 11 months niece and our neighbour with her 7 months old baby was stranded to the 2nd floor while the water kept rising. My god if u just knew niall. So far my family are complete. All our things are washed out. The only thing thatโ€™s left on our house is the floor and four wrecked walls and what we wear on our body and my bag were i put all my imp docs,cellphone and a digicam. Thats all what we got niall. It looks like an ocean. niall all u can see is waters”

Manila under water

Manila under water

On the 27th September Tropical Storm Ketsana left the Philippines in a ‘State of Calamity’, leaving behind 80% of Manila submerged in water and mired in mud, and a trail of 300 people dead and missing, and some 500,000 displaced across 25 provinces.


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