SLIDESHOW: Images of Manila's deluge


Posted at Aug 07 2012 10:03 PM | Updated as of Aug 17 2012 01:17 AM


MANILA, Philippines - Still reeling from rains brought by typhoon "Gener" last week, heavy rains pounded Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon Monday night leaving large swathes of the island covered in floods.

In traditional low-lying areas which experienced the worst during tropical storm "Ondoy," history repeated itself for affected residents as citizens prayed for the rains to stop.

At 472 mm volume of rainfall in 22 hours, the southwest monsoon on August 5 to 7--enhanced by tropical storm "Haikui" near Taiwan--has now surpassed Ondoy's rainfall, which dumped 455 mm in 24 hours and flooded 50% of Metro Manila.

"It's like Waterworld," said Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, referring to a Hollywood movie about a flooded world. Around 90% of Metro Manila were said to have been affected by floods. compiled images of that flooded world in Metro Manila: