Torrential Rains Bring Deadly Floods via YAHOO

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Flood victims stay on the rooftops of their homes in North Fairview near swollen Tullahan River, Quezon City, north of Manila, on Tuesday 07 August 2012. Continuous heavy monsoon rains since Sunday have left Metro Manila and nearby provinces flooded. (Mike Alquinto, NPPA Images)

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)less 

  1. A man uses a plastic container as a floating device to swim to higher grounds during a flood in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)less 
  2. A man waits for rescuers on the rooftop of a house swamped with floodwaters in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
    1. Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)less 
    2. A man uses a plastic container as a floating device to swim to higher grounds during a flood in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)less 
    3. A man waits for rescuers on the rooftop of a house swamped with floodwaters in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)less 
    4. Residents wait for rescuers on the roof of a flooded house in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
    5. A man holds his shoes as he swims in floodwaters along a road in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
    6. Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)less 
    7. A man bites down on a plastic bag containing his belongings as he wades through a flooded street in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)less 
    8. Flood victims stay on the rooftops of their homes in North Fairview near swollen Tullahan River, Quezon City, north of Manila, on Tuesday 07 August 2012. Continuous heavy monsoon rains since Sunday have left Metro Manila and nearby provinces flooded. (Mike Alquinto, NPPA Images)
    9. Majority of the metro is flooded due to heavy rains from the previous night, seen in V.Mapa station of the LRT line 2 in Manila, on 07 August 2012. (George Calvelo, NPPA Images)
    10. A BDO branch’s entrance is shattered and is seen flooded. Majority of the metro is flooded due to heavy rains from the previous night, seen near SM Sta. Mesa, Manila, on 07 August 2012. (George Calvelo, NPPA Images)
    11. Majority of the metro is flooded due to heavy rains from the previous night, seen in V.Mapa station of the LRT line 2 in Manila, on 07 August 2012. (George Calvelo, NPPA Images)
    12. Vehicles try to pass through the flooded Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor, Cavite Province, south of Manila, on 07 August 2012. The Habagat (southwest monsoon) continues to bring scattered rain showers that caused flood in some parts of Cavite. (Angela Galia, NPPA images)
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