Typhoon Ondoy’s Anniversary

It was September 26 last year when Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) hit the Philippines. It brought the worst rainfall to Metro Manila and nearby provinces and flooded the streets. The flood water reached 20 feet in some areas, the highest in history resulting to the loss of hundred of lives.


typhoon Ondoy flood

My Aunt’s house. The picture was taken from the second floor of my parents’ house across the street.

Typhoon Ondoy

The memorial park near our subdivision. The grounds were covered with green Bermuda grass before the typhoon. The estimated depth of flood when this picture was taken is two feet then it reached five feet later in the afternoon.

It was the worst tropical depression the Filipinos had experienced. I am hoping that it would be the last as well.


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  1. Wow, that is really high, yea, hope it never gets that bad again!

  2. Mel Alarilla says:

    Yes, who can ever forget typhoon Ondoy. We were marooned in the second floor of our house for more than two days. Luckily, we were able to bring most of our valuable items in the second floor. So many lives and untold properties were lost during that typhoon. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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