[Manila, September 30. Image via Getty.]

A Filipino child scavenges for recyclable and saleable plastic along the riverside in the aftermath of heavy flooding at Marikina on the outskirts of Manila on September 30, 2009. Terrified Philippine flood survivors fled their homes on September 30 amid warnings that a looming typhoon may add to the devastation of a killer storm that affected over 2.2 million people. Four days after once-in-a-lifetime floods submerged most of Manila and neighbouring areas, killing 246 people, Typhoon Parma was lurking to the east of the Philippines and on course to hit the country on October 1 or October 2. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)