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Friday, August 10, 2012

Floods in Bulacan

Heavy monsoon rain affected the island of Luzon and western Visayas for at least two days starting August 7, 2012. The resulting floods render led to suspension of classes and work in many areas. Our place started to get flooded on the early hours of August 8.

In a span of about three hours, the flood level inside our house went from half an inch to six inches
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Water level at 12:47 a.m., August 8

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Water level at 03:53 a.m., August 8

Exactly eight hours later, at 1:53 p.m., the water level reached the 13-inch mark: 

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Living room

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Entryway to the toilet and bathroom

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The roads become passable to transportation on the morning of August 10.  This was how the flood levels outside looked from a tricycle:

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A tricycle passing along a road in Barangay Longos, Calumpit town

The next day, August 11, the water finally disappeared.  We were very thankful about that. Whole-day house cleanup was our immediate plan of action.

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