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Big floods hit Manila

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A boy swims in a knee-high floodwaters brought about by continuous rainfall from Typhoon Muifa along a main street in Maceda, metro Manila, on Tuesday, August 2. Due to heavy rains and flooding in many places in the capital region of metro Manila, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. has suspended all classes in schools and work in government agencies, according to local media.

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Filipino boys are enveloped in strong rains as they wade through a flooded street brought by Typhoon Muifa in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday.

The AP reports:

MANILA, Philippines — At least one person has drowned in waist-deep floods that swamped the streets of the Philippine capital after a night of monsoon rains closed down schools and government offices.

Nearly 800 evacuated their homes Tuesday along one of Manila's rivers as waters rose to dangerous levels. The Marikina River is notorious for flooding and residents voluntarily took shelter in schools. Continue reading.

Hundreds of residents in low-lying areas were forced to evacuate as waters along one of Manila's rivers rose to high levels. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.