The heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon left more than half of Metro Manila and nearby provinces flooded. The amount of rainfall the country experienced have surpassed the rain during the 2009 storm Ondoy (International name Ketsana) at 472 mm in 22 hours, compared to Ondoy’s 455 mm. According to an Inquirer.net report, 90 municipalities in Ilocos, Calabarzon, Central Luzon and NCR were flooded, and at least 780,000 people were forced to evacuate from their homes due to the rising waters.
Due to the severe nature of this calamity, relief efforts are being organized nationwide and even abroad. Click through the gallery to see some of the ways you can help out.
For more information regarding relief operations, check out these links:
- Where to volunteer or bring your donations
- Evacuation centers and relief operations
- Evacuation centers and relief operations in Metro Manila
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