From a rooftop in a Manila suburb today, residents watched water flow through flooded streets. Jay Directo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Jay Directo /AFP/Getty Images The Two-Way Even As Rains Ease, Disaster Grows In Philippines; 2.1 Million Affected August 9, 2012 Monsoons have overwhelmed Manila. There's widespread flooding and there have been many landslides. Nearly 600,000 people have now had to flee their homes. At least 19 people are dead.