It’s been a year since Typhoon Ulysses (International name: Vamco) made Marikina River overflow and swallowed almost the whole of pitch-black Marikina City, Philippines. People were crying in horror as they heard about the intense strength of the Typhoon. The alerts reminded them of the agonizing trauma they survived from Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) in 2009, only worse.
The vicious winds and torrential rains instantly increased the water level of Marikina river. It resulted in catastrophic flash floods to nearby areas that ruined thousands of homes and killed 25 people in the city, plus another 42 in nearby regions.