Tropical Storm Aere: May 6-11, 2011
Tropical storm Aere (or Bebeng as it is referred to in the Philippines), left nine people dead as it pounded eastern provinces of the Philippines and brought flooding to the capital [Manila], leaving thousands stranded in ports”. Bloomberg (SOURCE)
Three of the dead were a result of landslides, and much of the flooding was attributed to blocked drains, caused by improperly disposed garbage and poor drain maintenance.
A passenger bus navigates a flooded highway in suburban Makati city, east of Manila, in the Philippines on Sunday, May 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)