Typhoon Ketsana: ‘Month’s Worth of Rain in12 Hours’

Caritas Philippines reports on the flooding following Typhoon Ketsana:

“There has been extensive damage to lives and properties affecting 10 million people in metro Manila in the Philippines. Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally called “Ondoy”) dropped a month’s worth of rain on Manila in just 12 hours Saturday. The disaster was the worst the capital had experienced in nearly half a century.

“So far we’re still in the rescue and relief phase. All sectors of the country are working together, including the Catholic Church through Caritas. The weather, although better, is still raining. There is still no electricity in many areas and heavy flooding making it very difficult to rescue people from their homes and to retrieve dead bodies from the flood waters.”

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