Typhoon | News
While we saw a few isolated showers and thunderstorms last night, folk in Manila were feeling the effects of a powerful Typhoon. Waves from the storm 12 feet and higher crashed over seawalls covering entire neighborhoods. At least seven people were killed due to the storms, most of which were in the metropolitan area of Manila.
The Philippines have been hit by monsoon rains already, and with the ground saturated, Typhoon Nesat has added insult to injury causing the area to suffer the worst flooding in decades.At least seven people were killed, most of them in metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy monsoon rains ahead of Typhoon Nesat's arrival and where the old town areas by the bay suffered their worst flooding in decades. Typhoon Nesat hit ashore before dawn Tuesday in eastern provinces and headed inland just north of Manila with up to an inch of rain per hour, half that of the storm two years ago.
The ironic part to this event is the massive flooding came exactly a day after the city held commemorations for the nearly 500 people killed during a 2009 cyclone, which dumped a month's rainfall in just 12 hours.