|According to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) tweet (5:40pm), the place shown in the picture above, in front of SM Sta. Mesa in Manila, the waters have risen to more than 6 feet ("lampas-tao") already.|
Just how much rainfall did we experience in the last 24 hours? According to GMA 7's Mang Tani (i.e., Nathaniel Cruz, resident expert meteorologist), we just experienced in the last 24 hours a 324-mm. of rainfall. The normal rainfall for a whole month (for August) is said to be about 504 mm. In just 24 hours, we had more than half of what we usually get in 30 days!
For comparison purposes, 455 mm. is the measured rainfall for 24 hours in 2009's Typhoon Ketsana / Ondoy. But remember, we do not have any typhoon now. What we have is the yearly Wet Monsoon (a.k.a. Southwest Monsoon) that occurs between May to September. This happens every year that brings rain to the Philippine archipelago. But this time, it's not a typhoon... it's just a FREAKING, FUC#@%& MONSOON!
(It is still raining non-stop. This may surpass Typhoon Ketsana / Ondoy. Let's pray that this would not happen.)
See more pics and learn more about this freak monsoon here: