On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (International name: Ketsana) caused a widespread tropical disaster and depression amongst Luzon and Metro Manila. Over 300 people had died, a few people still missing, and others are still being dug up from under the mud and rivers.
The most affected areas of flooding and raging rivers were low lying areas of Manila, Rizal, and Pasig. The flash flood was taken by surprise by all Philippine citizens because there was no warning and a calamity such as that had not happened since 1967.
Within two days of our big trip around the Philippines, we were hit by this whirlwind of chaos and sadness. We were lucky to survive the storm, so we are able to record our experiences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many who have died and lost their families from this calamity.
For more information on the disaster read the article on GMA NEWS