House submerged in waist-deep flood during typhoon Kompasu in the Philippines


A house was submerged in waist-deep water as severe tropical storm Kompasu pummeled the Philippines.

Footage shows a family moving furniture and household plants to the second storey after their house in La Union province was inundated with water on October 11. The flood reportedly reached thigh level within an hour due to the intensity of the rain.

Resident Christian Rey Fontanilla said: ‘It all happened so fast. We didn’t expect the water to reach our house since we’ve never been flooded before.

‘It’s good to always plan for these emergencies. We didn’t know what to do at the time, with how fast everything happened. Luckily, we were able to move our things to the second floor.’

Kompasu, locally known as Maring, left the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday October 13 morning and was forecast to approach China’s Hainan province where it was set to make landfall.

It is the second cyclone to hit the Philippines this October, leaving at least 11 dead and 22 others missing due to landslides and flash floods while forcing the evacuations of thousands in the Luzon island.