Tropical Storm Saola Decimates Metro Manila (Aftermath Photos)

Tropical Storm Saola Decimates Metro Manila (Aftermath Photos)

Manila : Philippines | Jul 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM PDT
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Certain areas in the Philippines are currently shadowed by dark clouds and very strong winds. Tropical Storm Saola, or locally know as Gener has left damage and debris in certain areas as well as in Metro Manila.

Last July 30, 2012, Saola unleashed her power. The Department of Education suspended all classes and government offices also cancelled their work due to the storm. The storm left a lot of damage to certain areas especially in Metro Manila. A lot of areas suffered power loss because the strong winds knocked down electric posts. Flooding occurred everywhere especially in the city of Manila.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, at least three people were reported to have died because of the storm. The reports also said that at least 13,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes because of the floods.

In Tondo, Manila, a barge decimated a group of shanties when it floated straight through because it was carried by the strong current due to the strong winds. Hundreds were left homeless and some were forced to recover parts of their destroyed homes in order to build new once. Manila Bay also showed the grim sight of large waves splashing against the barriers. Check out the dark and graphic photos of the storms damage above courtesy of acclaimed photographers Erik De Castro and Romeo Ranoco of Reuters.

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jinkinpark is based in Butuan, Caraga, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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