On September 23 Tropical Storm Ketsana hit the Philippines, giving Manila its worst rainfall in recorded history, killing hundreds and washing away countless homes and businesses. Flood levels reached a record high of 20 feet in rural areas, and now, before recovering from Ketsana, the Philippines is bracing itself for another natural disaster.
Supertyphoon Parma is estimated to touch down in the north tomorrow, leaving thousands of residents to flee their homes for safety further south. Residents of Manila are still scrambling to reorganize, with water and debris still filling the streets, and water levels already on the brink of flooding.
SEALNet is doing its best to raise funds for the victims of Ketsana, and Parma will do nothing but heighten the need for aid in the country. Please take a moment to donate (no amount is too small) and send this link to your friends and family.