WATCH: Did we prepare enough for Typhoon Ulysses?

The national government insisted it was not caught flat-footed by Typhoon Ulysses. But images of families drenched on their rooftops, waiting for more than 10 hours to be rescued, tell you something different.

What went wrong?

It is partly an issue of communication, the lack of a precautionary release of water from the crucial dams; and where the national government should take the lead even if it's the local government that should be on the frontline.

Lian Buan reports. ā€“