Airport bus drives passengers across flooded tarmac after tropical storm

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Published on August 26, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Airport bus drives passengers across flooded tarmac after tropical storm

An airport bus with dozens of passengers inside drives through knee-deep floods after tropical storm Bailu hit the Philippines.

Footage taken by one of the travellers Ivy Nakar shows planes submerged as the vehicle takes them to the arrivals area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Saturday August 24.

Ivy said they were not allowed to disembark immediately and the distribution of luggage was delayed for about 10 minutes.

The weather caused departing flights to be delayed while some arrivals were diverted to the nearest airport in Clark, Pampanga.

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal said the high volume of rainfall caused the flooding.

He said: "There was no problem with the pumping station.

There was an overflow because it was not able to manage the volume of water." The Philippines was battered by Storm Bailu, local name Storm Ineng, as it moved northwards towards Taiwan.

The storm formed to the east of the Philippines last Wednesday (21/08) and rapidly moved north while gaining strength.

As the typhoon moved through the warm ocean waters it produced torrential rains and strong winds.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) released a typhoon notice as it prepared for the tropical storm to make landfall at the weekend.

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