Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Scenes from a flood Marikina City Tuesday 545pm

Scenes from Tuesday 5pm at Olandes, Marikina. When I went back to this same spot the following morning, Wednesday, the water in the middle area had gone down to five feet and the carcasses of a couple of vehicles could be seen -- an Avanza and a Mercedes Benz.

Families from Olandes stayed dry inside passenger jeepneys. Olandes is home to more than 2 dozen jeeps that play the Project 4-Cubao route.

Major Santos Dizon Road that connects Katipunan Avenue Extension to Marcos Highway was flooded. It still remains impassable. 

Trapped on the second floor. By nighttime of Tuesday, the electricity was shut down by the city government.  

Philippine Army and Navy soldiers as well as Barangay tanods went around the flooded areas in boats and rafts. There was even a jet cycle used in the morning to ferry people to safety.

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