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Continuous rains sink Metro, suburbs; 2 dead Written by Tribune Sunday, 22 July 2012 00:00

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Continuous rains sink Metro, suburbs; 2 dead

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  • Sunday, 22 July 2012 

Two people were killed and six others are missing as floods inundated parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas while a tropical depression Ferdie tore through northern Luzon, civil defense authorities said yesterday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said rescuers were on standby to help residents evacuate if necessary as creeks and open sewers in the capital overflowed from overnight rains, swamping nearby slums and causing traffic jams.

The rains began to ease by midday after plunging some areas in knee-deep waters, but NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said he could not rule out further flooding as runoff from nearby mountains descends into Manila Bay.

“All that rain up there would eventually find their way here,” he said, referring to mountains east of Manila..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/1871-continuous-rains-sink-metro-suburbs-2-dead

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