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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Typhoon Pedring Storm Surge at the Manila Bay Video Footage

Typhoon Pedring has been the most devastating in Metro-Manila after Typhoon Ondoy two years ago. This has been the only time in recent history that huge waves have slammed the sea walls of Manila Bay. Around thirty percent of the wall have been destroyed by the strong force of the waves.

The Manila Ocean Park at the Luneta Park have been badly damaged according to news reports. We have been there only once and we like the place. It is sad that the park has absorbed such destructive waves.

If you will look at the video footages of the storm surge, it must have been very scary as the waves slam the sea walls and have moved across with a height taller than coconut trees reaching and flooding the main highway up to the US Embassy in the Philippines. It has been so high that the people inside the embassy have had to be rescued from the embassy.

The cities around the Manila Bay area particularly the cities of Navotas and Malabon, and Dinalupihan Bataan have been declared under a state of calamity.

And now, even before the cities could recover from typhoon Pedring’s onsalught, a new typhoon of the same strength, typhoon Quiel, threatens Northern Philippines.

We cannot help but link these destructive storms to the effect of climate change and global warming. Below is a short video footage of the storm surge at the Manila Bay area:

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