Stay safe everyone!
We had to spend most part of the day with no power as Typhoon Pedring (international code name: Nesat) lashed here in Metro Manila. My only consolation is that all members of the family stayed home today and did not have to brave the strong winds and wade through the flooded streets. There’s no better time to stay indoors and keep dry. We had a brief respite at a nearby mall to have a pizza meal and enjoy the airconditioning. Am just thankful that our great suburb of Paranaque has been spared from the wrath of the floods that afflicts most areas this time of the year.
In the meantime, here are some citizen photos taken from the Facebook page Bayanihan Update (Bagyong Pedring). It was unbelievable that a great portion of Roxas Boulevard was flooded due to a storm surge coming from Manila Bay.Also affected were Sofitel Philippine Plaza and Mall of Asia which all sit in reclaimed land.
Photo of Roxas Boulevard at the height of Typhoon pedring
Debris scattered around Mall of Asia’s South Wing. Tsk tsk. I wonder how much damage businesses will suffer from these? And what happens now to those Sam Miguel By The Bay restaurants…. especially my favorite Vikings buffet? 🙁
The scene outside Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila on Pedro Gil St. which was also affected by the floods
Fallen trees like these are a common sight on the roads.
Most people had to go through waist-deep waters
Nikko Marasigan says
oh my, will pray for the victims and the homeless tonight. Please be safe everyone, keep dry.
goodness! take care my dear
The third image is actually from 2 years ago during Ondoy. It can be seen in this gallery from Time Magazine
Thanks for the heads-up. I already removed said photo