The Epic Flood of Manila

People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila.

People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila.

I got these pictures from my good friend Rue Ramas.  These images really thugs the heart.  Whatever happened, already happened.  But what boggles the mind is discovering the real reason for the flash flood.  The torrential rains were expected  but the flash flood wasn’t.  With the increasing water level of the La Mesa Dam (Quezon City, Philippines), the authorities had no choice but open three gates of the dam to release the overflowing water.  This resulted to the flooding of Metro Manila, the destruction of many properties and the death of many innocent lives.  This might not be the time to point fingers but somebody screwed up in this whole caboodle of things.

An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation  in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila.

An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila.

Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila.

Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila.

A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon.

A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon.

Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila.

Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila.

Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.

Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.

Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City.

Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City.

A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a months worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.

A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.

Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila

Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila

A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.

A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.

Commuters wade through waist-deep floodwaters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila , Philippines.

Commuters wade through waist-deep floodwaters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila , Philippines.

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