- Posted August 23, 2013 by
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A wet week in the Philippines
It has been an extremely wet week in and around Metro Manila, Philippines. Monsoon rains caused by Tropical Storm Maring brought the capital to a standstill as a month’s worth of rain was dumped in a little more than a day in some parts. More than 600,000 people have been forced from their homes and at least 20 have died, while total damage is currently at about US$2.2 million.
Plan staff have also been affected by the flooding and have been snapping pictures from their homes or while they’ve been out and about. Plan Philippines Go Team has been deployed to assess the situation in Bataan province before any decision is made on whether to launch an aid response.