‘Most fragile, precious package’ transported amid rising ‘Ulysses’ floodwaters

‘Most fragile, precious package’ transported amid rising ‘Ulysses’ floodwaters

In what could be the most fragile and precious package ever transported to safety amid typhoon Ulysses Thursday is no other that this weeks-old baby carried inside a washbowl by loving father who braved rising floodwaters in Marikina City.

The father and child photo circulated and instantly went viral on social media.

At around 8:50 a.m. the floodwater level at Marikina River already hit 21.7 meters, washing off the record set by typhoon Ondoy (21.5 meters) back in 2009.

As a result, hundreds of city residents scampered to higher grounds but not all of them made it on time amid the fast-rising flood waters. 

They were caught crying for help to get rescued on rooftops and a photo grab of them flooded social media Thursday.

As consolation, residents were finally able to heave a sigh of relief as around 11 a.m. the heavy rains somewhat subsided along with the howling winds that eerily rattled rooftops. (IAm)

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