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Telegraph.co.uk | Aug 7
Relentless rain submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital Manila, sending emergency crews scrambling to rescue tens of thousands of stran...
Heavy rains continued in Shanghai through much of the week as Haikui moved inland. The typhoon also brushed past the main Philippine island of Luzon, flooding as much as 60 percent of Manila.
The capital city and its surrounding provinces were already waterlogged by typhoons earlier this month. Normally placid rivers turned into torrents on Monday night. By Tuesday morning, floodwaters drove nearly a million people from their homes. Cold and wet, they were forced to seek shelter.
It was the worst flooding the city's seen in decades, with some neighborhoods becoming neck deep in water. One resident said it wasn't raining cats and dogs, it was raining elephants.