I was supposed to post this last night in the middle of pouring rain, raging winds and rising water brought by Typhoon Ondoy . But stupid me forgot to charge my laptop and alas, the electricity was cut! I hope everybody is safe at the moment, please continue praying for the Philippines and its people.
26 Sep 2009 - 5:00 pm - Typhoon Ondoy hits Manila
I don't know where to start, I've witnessed several floods, from Super Typhoon Rosing in the 90s, and the recent Super Typhoon Millenio. But this is the first time that flood water entered our house! We were actually caught unprepared, and I was still watching news on TV until the electricity was cut and the water outside started rising up like crazy. [I later found out that they opened Angat Dam]. We then knew it was time to save whatever we could. Barely 20 minutes from the blackout, the water was already on our doorstep. We don't have any choice but just save the appliances, my shoes, some books and photo albums and hurriedly went upstairs & pray for the safety of our loved ones. Las Pinas City is among the most affected areas in the Metro, so are Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan etc.
I told my mom not to worry too much about our things, as long as the family [including my dog] are safe. I pray for the safety of my relatives and my friends, most of them are also in LP City and other cities in the Metro. I started calling my cousins and friends, and most of them are also in the same situation. My dad and brotherf abroad called to see if we're okay, until the networks were all down, and I felt disconnected and helpless.
My heart is so heavy, as much as I want to cry over my situation, I still feel blessed that I have a roof over my head, and that our house has a second level. I worry about my fellow Filipinos who are homeless, where else could they go?
Have mercy on us my dear God, please make the rain stop and the flood subside. Please make us safe, I trust my life, and my country on your protective love.