Typhoon Ketsana or locally known here as Ondoy, made the Philippines a (literal) water world in 2009.  Now, it’s just the southwest monsoon (no typhoons) but the northern part of the country is now submerged in flood waters.

Last week Typhoon Saola (Gener) ravaged the country and left 41 people dead – it had been raining non-stop last week; we barely  saw the sun. Now, it’s been raining non-stop since yesterday, resulting in many flooded areas in the country.

These are the two pictures I took just a few minutes ago, of what used to be a rice field beside our house, now looks like a river because of the flood waters that are thigh high.

This is not a swampland or a river – this used to be a rice field beside our house.

 

Another view from our room…

 

A few hours later, this is what it looks like outside our house…

 

By this time the flood waters are already inside the house because of the non stop rain since yesterday…

 

Knee deep flood waters outside the house – there are no signs the rain will be stopping soon. To think that this is just a southwest monsoon and there isn’t a typhoon…

 

I’m praying the rain will stop soon, as more and more areas are now submerged in flood waters and there are people stranded…

 

 

 

 

 

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