Scores of Filipinos living in Metro Manila and nearby areas are calling for help after floodwaters have risen due to the onslaught of Typhoon Vamco (local name, Ulysses).
Marikina City resident Erik Arganda told Coconuts Manila that he and his girlfriend had to seek refuge in their neighbor’s home. They are currently stuck on the second floor to avoid the rising waters. Marikina is a valley and is regularly inundated by floods during the typhoon season.
“The water is higher than a person. A lot of people here are waiting for [the government] to rescue them, but they haven’t yet arrived,” he said.
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Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro told radio station DZBB that the floodwaters are as high as when Typhoon Ketsana struck in 2009. Ketsana, locally named Ondoy, was one of the worst typhoons to