Typhoon-displaced young boy uses carton as mat and blanket on the street

Typhoon-displaced young boy uses carton as mat and blanket on the street

- Photo of a young boy who is now using a carton to cover himself up while sleeping on the sidewalk has gone viral

- The boy is just one of those whose family was displaced when the typhoon struck different areas of the country

- The typhoon also caused water levels to rise and flooded many areas, with some having to deal with waters that reached the second-storey of their homes

- The heartbreaking photo quickly went viral on social media, touching the hearts of many netizens

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The photo of a young boy who used carton as his mat, as well as a blanket to keep him warm on the streets, has gone viral.

The young boy was huddled and was sleeping soundly, having most likely lost his home during the height of the flood. He is on the street in Barangay Banaba, San Mateo.

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Many families were displaced, many have lost their homes because of the typhoon.

Videos and photos posted on social media showed that mud is all that is left after the waters have receded.

Many communities also clamored for food and water, and even toiletries.

Many are still going through difficulty even after the typhoon Ulysses has left the country. The aftermath could render people with lots of heartbreak.

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Typhoon-displaced young boy uses carton as mat and blanket on the street

Photo: Screengrab from PAG-ASA
Source: Facebook

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The wrath of Typhoon Ulysses was unexpected. Although Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon were already bracing themselves for what Ulysses could bring, its onslaught became a nightmare for everyone. The Mayor of Marikina was among those praised by netizens for his hands-on approach in the rescue efforts.

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With the strength of the typhoon, it is very much likely that things that are inside the house could either be swept away or end up submerged in water. Many netizens shared the situation of their homes when the typhoon hit and virtually all of their appliances and furniture were damaged by the floodwaters. When the water subsided, the floodwaters left a lot of mud.

The devastation can be seen in various footage. Social media became a rescue hotline. One resident in QC sought the help of rescue teams after being stranded due to the typhoon.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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