Typhoon Ondoy

Typhoon Ondoy

typhoon Ondoy

Hundreds of thousands of exhausted Philippine flood survivors crammed into schools, gymnasiums, churches and other makeshift shelters on Tuesday as the death toll from the weekend disaster soared to 246.

Three days after a once-in-a-generation storm pounded Manila and surrounding regions, officials said they were unable to cope with the enormous number of flood victims still pouring into evacuation centres.

“More people are coming in by the hour…. We don’t know how long we will be able to sustain this,” said Joe Ferrer, a local government official in charge of a shelter on a basketball court on the edge of the Manila area.

“We need clothing, food supplies, food rations and medicines.

The government said 320,000 survivors of the devastating rains unleashed by tropical storm Ketsana on Saturday were sheltering in hundreds of centres, while nearly 250,000 others were receiving some form of aid elsewhere.

Ortigas Extension Pasig, City

Ortigas Extension Pasig, City

Damage to property was placed at P4.6 billion, while the cost of assistance was estimated at P9 million, Teodoro said.

The NDCC also reported that more than 500,000 people were affected by massive flooding, with some 300,000 currently staying in evacuation centers

President Gloria Arroyo described the floods as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event, and in an extraordinary move opened the Malacanang presidential palace to flood survivors. Arroyo opens palace.

satellite-image-by-pag-asa-bagyong-ondoyDetails from PAG-ASA:
Issued At: 5:00 a.m., 26 September 2009
Synopsis : At 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm “ONDOY” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 130 kms east southeast of Baler, Aurora or at 90 kms East Northeast of Infanta, Quezon (15.0°N 122.5°E) with maximum winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph


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