Metro Manila shrugs off typhoon

Posted at 10/20/10 12:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The rains slowed down and floods subsided in Metro Manila on Tuesday. 

Along Manila Bay, there were a few vendors who braved typhoon Juan to earn their meal for the day. 

One cigarette vendor told ABS-CBN News that he has 3 kids and can't afford not to venture out in the rain.  

He lamented, however, that sales were very slow for the day. 

Aling Liza, another cigarette vendor, has not gone home since Monday because of the typhoon. 

She has been staying at a shade along Manila Bay. 

She said her home is all the way in Parañaque so she wants to wait until the rains end.

Streets are also no longer congested with traffic as the floods have subsided and classes were suspended at all levels in Metro Manila. 

In flood-prone areas like Malabon, the situation has also eased. 

There is minimal flooding, and water level in the some areas only reached 4 inches high as of 4:00 p.m., according to city hall. 

There were no reports of casualties during the typhoon.