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Women float on polystyrene board across road flooded by Storm Bailu

Women use a polystyrene board to float across a flooded road in the Philippines after Tropical Storm Bailu brought heavy rain. The incredible scene was captured in Lucena City in Quezon on Saturday (24 August) morning after the deluge from Bailu, called Ineng locally, battered the area. Two women carrying shopping are seen using chairs to hit on the large piece of polystyrene which chivalrous men then help to push over the knee-deep water which flooded a road. The make-shift ferry was successful and they avoided getting wet. Onlookers described it as ''Filipino ingenuity and community spirit''. Several areas in Ilocos Norte and Metro Manila were flooded over the weekend as Tropical Storm Bailu brought heavy rains as it moved northwards towards Taiwan. Officials declared an emergency in Laoag City where vast swathes of farmland were flooded also washing away buffalo. Tropical Storm Bailu formed to the east of the Philippines on Wednesday (21 August) and rapidly moved north while gaining strength. As the typhoon moved through the warm ocean waters it produced torrential rains and strong winds. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) released a typhoon notice as it prepared for the tropical storm to make landfall at the weekend.



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