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    Posted August 8, 2012 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Asia flooding

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    Flood subsided only to rise again


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter dorannelim says the rain is still "really strong" where she lives in Manila, capital of the Philippines. "Right now [the rain] is so strong that it's raining sideways and the water is entering my bedroom window on the second floor of my home," she said. However, both locals and the Philippine authorities have been "amazing" in their response to the flooding, she said. "Citizens that are not heavily affected are volunteering. Giving food. Cooking food and packing them. Babysitting lost children. A lot of schools, churches and gymnasiums have been converted into evacuation centers and kitchens. The government's response has been excellent and quick - they have been cooperating with the army, navy, and Red Cross to keep up with the need of citizens to be rescued." Sadly many residents, she said, have lost their homes completely.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Manila, Philippines -- As our neighborhood started cleaning up this morning, the rains began to pour after lunch and continues to rise until now. NOT AGAIN! It ain't over 'till it's over.
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