September 30, 2009

Philippine Flooding

Sept 26, 2009, Tropical Storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) unleashed it's fury in the Philippines dumping a month's worth of rain in only 6 hours. Hurricane Katrina dumped 250 mm of rain, Tropical Storm Ondoy......425 mm of rain, submerging 80 % of Manila underwater. As of Sept 29, there were 149 confirmed deaths and 246,000 displaced according to Unicef. Casualties continue to rise. Thankfully, here at Stage-notes, our families and friends are all safe but help is still badly needed. We're appealing to anyone out there reading this blog that if you can help out and donate, please check out information below:

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