Manila, Under Water

Days of rain have flooded giant swaths of the city.

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Monsoon rains pounded the northern Philippines, leaving at least 23 people dead and six missing. The rains have interrupted the flow of life in other ways too - The Associated Press reports that submerged roads have made travel through Manila nearly impossible. All told, at least 29 roads and three bridges have been destroyed.

Luckily, the storm is beginning to weaken, though rain will likely continue through the end of the week. Below, scenes from around the country.

A man stands with his bicycle as waves from Manila Bay brought about by Typhoon Saola (locally known as Gener), splash on him on a flooded main street at Roxas Boulevard. (Romeo Rano/Reuters)



Boys play basketball at a school that is submerged in floodwaters brought by tropical storm Saola (locally name Gener) at Almacen town in Bataan province, north of Manila. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)



Bicycle carts are pushed through floodwaters brought on by Typhoon Saola, locally named Gener, at Navotas city, north of Manila. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)
Street children sleep under a bridge during high tide in Paranaque city, in metro Manila. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)
A girl sells bread at an evacuation center after floodwaters brought by Typhoon Saola (locally known as Gener) hit in San Mateo, Rizal, east of Manila. (Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters)

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.