LOOK: Powerful and touching images captured during onslaught of #UlyssesPH

Published November 12, 2020, 5:19 PM

by Rey Ilagan

As typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) battered the country, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were left severely affected by the destructive storm, with its howling winds and torrential rains.

A man sits on his roof as flash flood submerge the houses in a baranggay at San Mateo, Rizal on Thursday. (Photo by Jansen Romero/Manila Bulletin)

Rescue operations, conducted by local government units, were the center of attention on social media feeds as more and more cries for help persisted with the hashtag #RescuePH. Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms became virtual emergency helplines overnight as the typhoon paralyzed countless areas.

With the aftermath, netizens photographed these stories that distill the moments of calamity.

Here are a few that have captured our eyes and hearts:

Man carries a child to safety in Boclod, Camarines Sur. (Photo by Dr. Marco Chavez)
Dog stranded on the rooftop as the typhoon ravages San Mateo, Rizal. (Photo by Larry Monserato Piojo)
Residents traverse rooftops at Estrella Heights Subdivision in Montalban, Rizal. (Photo by Lorenz Yatco)
Child placed in a basin as family evacuates their home in Lal-lo, Cagayan. (Photo by Romelyn Tablano VII)
Animal evacuation in Meycauayan, Bulacan. (Photo by Edmond de Sotto)
Elderly woman shelters herself from the rainfall in San Mateo, Rizal. (Photo by Larry Monserato Piojo)
Family seeks rescue at Doroteo Compound in Santolan, Pasig. (Photo by Anthony Suriaga Comedia)