Manila flooding Sept 26, 2009

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    Manila flooding Sept 26, 2009

    Manila is experiencing torrential rains and the Makati area is flooding quite badly. From my high rise, I can see many cars attempting to drive with water up to the top of their windows, and others 'swimming' in the waters - literally floating without any ability to steer. I've just taken photos and video with my Canon 5D mk II. I'll be posting the video soon, but here are a few photos taken from a much lower vantage point:

    claudiamst, Keen Esquivias, nukem_, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Bertong Putik 68 months ago | reply

      I visit your sit and sent it to my boss,he just left for New York and he stayed in Makati for 2 months and he couldn't imagine that Makati has this flood now.

      BTW, it's nice that I am able to find some photos of Makati on flood this early, I guess your the first one to upload some.

    2. javajive 68 months ago | reply

      Bertong, I also didn't realize Makati could flood this badly so quickly. I'm happy to help share these images and video (there's a few on my blog). Cheers.

    3. hodia_zacharia 68 months ago | reply

      I think flood like you...

    4. NowPublic 68 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Philippines Flooding: 60 Dead as Tropical Storm Kestana Hits.

    5. Myra & Axel 68 months ago | reply

      living in Makati since 14 Years this was the most worst flooding
      I saw till now , lucky I send my personal home in the morning
      at 9AM our street Mayapis was still ok at 10AM it was already flooded
      and at 10:30 there was no possibilty any more of passing

    6. hoseal 68 months ago | reply

      I'm in makati right now, working. Flood has gone but a lot of co-workers won't be able to make it to work due to the aftermath.

    7. :::HoJinChang::: 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing, wish the best for reconstruction...

    8. FireGuy4 [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Wow! Hope all turns out better. My condolences to all affected.

    9. syrenee 68 months ago | reply

      Which area and intersection was this please? Buendia?

    10. someviews 68 months ago | reply

      its hard to believe this thing happened. i can only blame the government for this. i know its nature but they know its coming. all those politician that only know to take care of themselves are a right disgrace. i was watching this actress today in tv patrol. crying her eyes out. trying to get attention bec her mansion got flooded. how about those people that didnt have nothing. they never stand a change. they could not even build their own house again....and for those poor family that got sweep and they are standing in their own roof. its time to wake up kababayan. if we can not depend sa government natin.lets make a diff y working together.peace

    11. Felix Wankel 68 months ago | reply

      Hi guys/gals. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I had the chance to visit the Philippines last April (im from USA) and loved it. The people are so nice and God loving. It is a tragedy to see this happen knowing that soo many lost everything and will have to try to start from scratch.

      I am supposed to be traveling to Makati early next month (landing October 6th). Could you please update me on the conditions there? I will be staying near the greenbelt. Is it still flooded? Is the airport fully functionial now? Are there any problems traveling from the Airport, to the Greenbelt area? I'm a little worried that I might run into problems but I dont want to delay my trip because I'm coming to visit my girlfriend and i wont be able to come again for 6 months.


    12. _Imaji_ 67 months ago | reply

      Seems like the flood follows you from Jakarta =)

    13. kingpalisoc 67 months ago | reply

      Hi! I am King Palisoc, one of the moderators/contributors from is an online photoblog my friends and I put up in order to increase awareness about the various situations the country has experienced during Ondoy's stay. The blog is dedicated to showing the effects of the typhoon and more importantly, the effects to overcome it. I hope you can help us with this cause by sharing some of your photos/videos on the site.

      Feel free to check out for more details. Thank you!

    14. javajive 67 months ago | reply

      @kingpalisoc - I don't mind you referencing a couple of my photos of the typhoon for your site as long as it's not generating revenue and is credited with my information. Cheers.

    15. nicholei. 66 months ago | reply

      somewhere along Chino Roces (Buendia) I guess?

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