Manila Left Submerged As Torrential Rain Continues


Affected residents take shelter in an elementary school-turned... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Civilian,Elementary School,Evacuation,Extreme Weather,Flood,Horizontal,Manila - Philippines,Marikina,Natural Disaster,Philippines,Sheltering,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesMANILA, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 20: Affected residents take shelter in an elementary school-turned evacuation center in Marikina on August 20, 2013 in Marikina City, west of Manila, Philippines. Schools, government offices and financial markets suspended classes and work except for rescues and disaster response as torrential rains enhanced by the southwestern monsoon inundated much of the metropolis for a second day. Major roads were impassable as floodwaters reached waist or neck deep in some areas forcing thousands of residents living near waterways and creeks to evacuate their homes and seek shelter. At least seven fatalities were recorded with thousands more still needing to be rescued. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)