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PHOTOS: Record High Floods in Philippine Capital

Tropical storm Maring (international name Trami) caused record high floods in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines which left 8 people dead, 41 injured, and 4 missing.

According to a government report, 125,348 families (602,442 persons) were affected by the storm. As of August 20 in the evening, 40,837 persons are still sheltered in 198 evacuation centers. The flood made 65 major roads impassable. About 415 areas in 68 municipalities/cities recorded flood cases. A total of 162 flights (59 international and 103 domestic) have been cancelled due to the storm.

Filipinos used the hashtag #maringPH and #floodPH to monitor the flood situation in Manila and nearby regions. Below are some photos on Twitter and Facebook which show the extent of the flooding disaster.

Image from World Vision

Image from World Vision

A flooded village south of Manila. Photo from @erwinlouis

A flooded village south of Manila. Photo by @erwinlouis

Flood in Marikina, east of Manila. Photo from Facebook page of Prospero De Vera

Flood in Marikina, east of Manila. Photo from Facebook page of Prospero De Vera

Photo by YouScooper Jefferson Levie, from Facebook page of GMA News

Photo by YouScooper Jefferson Levie, from Facebook page of GMA News

A flooded university in Manila. Photo by Salina Teo, from the Facebook page of TomasinoWeb!

A flooded university in Manila. Photo by Salina Teo, from the Facebook page of TomasinoWeb!

Knee-deep flood in Manila. Photo by Jam Sisante

Knee-deep flood in Manila. Photo by Jam Sisante

Flood near the country's main business district. Photo by @siao88

Flood near the country's main business district. Photo by @siao88

Flood near Manila City Hall. Photo by Manila Bulletin

Flood near Manila City Hall. Photo by Manila Bulletin

Flood in Guagua, north of Manila. Photo from Facebook page of The College Mirror

Flood in Guagua, north of Manila. Photo from Facebook page of The College Mirror

Flood in the old downtown of Manila. Photo by Philippine Star

Flood in the old downtown of Manila. Photo by Philippine Star

Flood in Makati, the country's central business district. Photo by Ryan Chua

Flood in Makati, the country's central business district. Photo by Ryan Chua

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