After more than a week of daily downpour, Metro Manila and other provinces experienced more than 472mm of rain within 22 hours this August 7, 2012, surpassing the 455mm of rain brought down in 24 hours by tropical storm Ondoy. PAG-ASA then raised the Red Alert on Metro Manila, a warning for heavy to intense rainfall; however this could not have prepared most citizens for the steady and heavy downpour that followed.
This is a record event in Philippine history as there was actually no storm in the country; the heavy rain was caused by the southwest monsoon. Major parts of Luzon experienced major flooding, brownouts and cancellation of classes and work in private and government sectors. Residents living near creeks, rivers, and dams were quickly transferred to nearby evacuation centers for safety. As of this writing, thousands of families are awaiting for the rains to stop so they can return to their homes and rebuild their lives.
For sure most of you are aware on what has happened to our fellow Filipinos for the past few days. Habagat has devastated thousands of families with floods all over the metro. And if you are feeling grateful to be one of the lucky ones who wasn’t affected by this calamity, you can also help by donating any amount that can sure help those who are in evacuation centers survive a day or two. Paypal and text donations are accepted.
Lets all help by giving clothes that are just excess from our closet and donate food . they need us. !