- Posted August 10, 2012 by
Quezon City, Philippines
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Mud-filled Streets After the Floods Have Subsided in Quezon City, Philippines
Mud is made up of water-soaked soils, and flood waters do contain many contaminants and lots of mud. Many streets in Metro Manila that were hit by floods these past few days are now filled with lots of mud. Quezon City, the largest city in Metropolitan Manila, was also flooded heavily last Monday and Tuesday due to strong monsoon rains. Some parts of Quezon City have been filled with mud after the floods have subsided there. Strong monsoon rains pounded Luzon and Metro Manila last Monday and Tuesday. Some areas in Luzon and Metro Manila are still flooded up to this day. Some areas didn’t experience flooding at all. Other places that were once flooded are now filled with mud.
I went to Quezon City this Friday noon to sell some promo-airline tickets to a buyer. I saw what happened to Barangay (District) Bagong Silang in Quezon City after the floods have subsided there. Today is Friday, August 10, 2012. Many parts of the area are now covered with mud. Such area was hardly-hit by big floods last Monday and Tuesday. The floods in that area have subsided already, but mud is everywhere now in many streets of Bagong Silang (pronounced as Bah-gong See- Lang). The district is at the outskirts of Quezon City and just beside a rural town in Rizal Province. I wasn’t able to bring my digital camera with me when I went to Quezon City this afternoon, so I used my cellphone-camera to take some pictures of the mud-filled streets there. I arrived home in Muntinlupa City at around 9:35 p.m. (Manila Time).
Residents in the area are now busy cleansing their houses and properties from mud and garbage. Residents there are also currently helping the government’s sanitation workers in cleaning up the streets and roads from dirt, mud and garbage. This is a clear sign that residents who had experienced flooding this week in many parts of Luzon and Metro Manila are now ready to move on and rebuild their lives and homes. The pictures in this report show the “aftermath” of flooding last Monday and Tuesday in the district of Bagong Silang, Quezon City, Philippines.