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A man paddles his family on a makeshift raft as floodwaters remain high in suburban Pasig, east of Manila. Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets Tuesday from massive flooding from Tropical Storm Ketsana in the northern Philippines, while two new storms brewing in the Pacific threatened to complicate relief efforts. (Aaron Favila / Associated Press)
An aerial view of the town of Angono east of Manila shows its streets still covered with floodwaters three days after the storm. (Jay Directo / AFP / Getty Images)
Belen Bohol holds a young relative as she stands beside the coffin of her father, Clemente, during a wake in a flooded house in the town of Taytay, south of Manila(Francis R. Malasig / EPA)
Filipinos take their meals, undeterred by the floodwaters still submerging their feet at a restaurant in suburban Pasig, east of Manila. Tropical Storm Ketsana caused the capital’s worst flooding in more than four decades, killing at least 284 people, before moving on to Vietnam. (Aaron Favila / Associated Press)
A woman struggles through the mud in suburban Quezon City north of Manila. Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets from massive flooding. (Pat Roque / Associated Press)
A father wades through neck-high water carrying his child and a few possessions in plastic bins in the town of San Pedro, south of Manila(Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA)
A helicopter crewman drops supplies to residents of Cainta township east of Manila, which was hard hit by Typhoon Ketsana. (Rey Bruna / Philippine Air Force)
Flood victims scamper for relief supplies being dropped from Philippine air force helicopters at San Mateo township east of Manila(Rogel Vidallo / Philippine Air Force)
Filipinos try to maintain good spirits as they seek to salvage a bed frame in waist-deep floodwaters in a flooded area of San Pedro town, Laguna province, south of Manila(Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA)
Residents walk past debris, a giant statue and restaurant boat swept away along the Marikina river outside Manila on Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of exhausted Philippine flood survivors endured squalor in schools, gymnasiums and other makeshift shelters as the death toll from the weekend disaster soared to 240. (Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images)
Filipinos wade through waist-high floodwaters from Tropical Storm Ketsana in Laguna province, south of Manila. Philippine authorities were struggling to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by massive floods in the capital and outlying areas brought about by Ketsana. Officials and police have reported more than 140 people have died and many are missing. (Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA)
A man loads a motorcycle as flooding recedes in the outlying suburbs of Marikina City, near Manila. Massive flooding has displaced nearly half a million people. The Sept. 26 disaster saw the heaviest rain in more than 40 years in Manila and neighboring towns, with the 12-hour deluge leaving some areas of metropolitan Manila, a sprawling city of 12 million people, under 20 feet of water. (Mike Clarke / AFP/Getty Images)
A military truck loaded with evacuees braves a flooded street after water subsides, allowing big trucks to enter suburban Cainta, east of Manila. Weary flood victims began cleaning up their damaged homes as rescue workers plucked more bodies from muddy waters. (Pat Roque / Associated Press)
A resident looks out from a damaged tailoring shop amid debris. (Rolex Dela Pena / EPA)
A cry for help is written in mud on the back of a car in a town east of Manila. Residents slowly returned to the area Monday to see what was left of their damaged homes. (Aaron Favila / Associated Press)
Filipino flood victims line up to receive government relief goods in the city of Marikina. (Noel Celis / AFP/Getty Images)
About 115,000 people were brought to about 200 schools, churches and other evacuation shelters, officials said. A weeping woman and her child are among those at a center in Quezon City, in eastern Manila. (Alanah M. Torralba / EPA)
U.S. Navy personnel rescue a pregnant woman who had gone into labor in Pasig, east of Manila. (Sybs Cordero / AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers and police carry bodies recovered along the riverbanks in suburban Marikina. (Aaron Favila / Associated Press)
Soldiers load bags of relief goods into a military truck at the armed forces headquarters in a Manila suburb. (Mike Alquinto / Associated Press)
Residents work on cleaning up a flood-damaged home in a suburb of Manila. Overwhelmed Philippine authorities appealed for international aid as the death toll from once-in-a-lifetime floods soared and weary survivors sheltered in squalid conditions. (Noel Celis / AFP/Getty Images)
Residents work to rid their home of mud. Since the storm struck, the government has declared a “state of calamity” in metropolitan Manila and 25 storm-hit provinces. (Noel Celis / AFP/Getty Images)