Manila, Sep 29: While the Philippines' flood death toll continues to mount and the country is getting ready to face another storm on Tuesday, Sep 29, the international community came together to help Manila avert a humanitarian crisis.
Over the weekend rains and floods claimed over 240 lives and forced 375,000 people into evacuation camps. And countries like Australia, US, France and Japan were the first to respond to Manila's appeal to the world for food, money and technical assistance.
According to weather forecasters a new storm forming in the Pacific Ocean was likely to enter Philippine waters soon. This storm is ecpected to make landfall on the northern island of Luzon, just like the Typhoon Ketsana.
Typhoon Ketsana hit Philippines on Saturday, Sep 26. The typhoon brought down month's worth of average rainfall on Manila and surrounding areas in 24-hours affecting more than 1.8 million people and causing a damage of up to 2.34 billion pesos or USD 50 million.