Permanently flooded Philippines neighbourhood

While many residents in the Philippines are used to battling flooding during the rainy season, the former textile complex of Artex Housing Compound in Malabon City is under water year round. Residents have learned to adapt, since the low elevation of the area means the waters never really went down after the monsoon in 2004.

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: Residents make their way through floodwaters in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: A view inside the former church of Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: A view of residential dwellings in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: Makeshift boats wade through the waterways in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: The remnants of the old church in in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: Children repair their boat before heading out to ferry passengers in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: Residents uses makeshift boats to get around in Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Rise In Water Levels Leaves Artex Housing Compound Submerged

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 28: A resident balances rides in a makeshift boat in the waterways of Artex Compound in Malabon City on April 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village in 2004. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)