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Tropical storm Maring pummels San Pedro, La Laguna

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Habagat and tropical storm Maring. A terrible combination.

This is probably the worst flooding I’ve ever witnessed in the Sampaguita Capital of Filipinas since we moved here in 2004. So when the torrential rains weakened late this morning, I decided to take a walk (or should I say, wade) around the young city. It was a detestable sight.

San Vicente Road underneath San Pedro bridge.

Floodwaters entered many homes.

Calle Mabini at the Población.

Futile dredging.

¡Sigue, lañgóy pá!

National highway. Right goes to Población; left goes towards the San Pedro bridge leading to Muntinlupà City.

The murky waters of the San Isidro River (upstream) taken on top of San Pedro bridge.

Boundary.

San Pedro’s public information officer and local historian Gaudencio “Sonny” Ordoña (white cap) leading a team of rescuers.

Cameraman from GMA News.

The railway below San Pedro bridge. It was engulfed by the rampaging waters of the San Isidro River twice this morning, destroying the shanties of these people.

A variety of filth is impeding the flow of the San Isidro River!

😦

And now my feet and legs are itching like mad.

CLICK HERE for more photos. In the meantime…

‘Maring’ may turn into typhoon before heading to Taiwan — PAGASA

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4:31 pm | Monday, August 19th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami) may still intensify into a typhoon before it leaves the country’s area of responsibility on Thursday morning and heads for Taiwan, according to the country’s weather bureau.

Luzon would continue to feel the effects of the habagat (southwest monsoon) being enhanced by Maring, until Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday.

The weather bureau said the habagat dumped the most rain from Sunday morning to Monday on Cavite Province and on Manila in the National Capital Region.

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/469103/maring-may-turn-into-typhoon-before-heading-to-taiwan-pagasa#ixzz2cP9vUwbU

There you go.

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