Last Sept 26,2009 (Saturday), I thougth it was just a regular rainy day for me to live through. I drove to the office for work without any idea of what would happened on the succeeding hours. At around 11:00 am, the rain started to get strong due to typhoon named “ONDOY” , flood water started to fill-in the entire office compound. At first, we really don’t mind ‘coz we’re used of having water in the area during high-tide. Until we got surprised when we observed that the water level goes deeper and deeper. Cars started to be submerged into the water and mine was one of those… 😦 .In the afternoon, no-one could leave the office because roads where all gone. We have no way to walk, not unless we hit the flood.
And the night comes, We were one of those (actually most of the people that time)who got stocked in the place where we’re not with our families. We were hungry but no fast-food and resturant (karinderia) wants to deliver. Fortunately, merchandising department was within the same building so they share their product sampling(food) for us to eat. T-shirts to be used for free were given for those who needs to change cloths.
In our place in bulacan, some of those who owns a house with 2nd level offered shelter to those families who needed to evacuate from their places.
As I watched the news from the internet, a lot of fund drives went on for the flood victims. Volunteers went outside to extent their help. People across the globe send their monitary contribution to respective foundation to help victims. Private sectors give-away foods and necessities for the evacuees. Rescue teams striving hard to find the missings.
This calamity has brought devastation to many, but God is good to have all those people around who wants to help those who are most in need. Let us pray for the soul of those who were perished, and courage for those who were left. Maybe our mind cannot deem why all these things happening, but one thing is for sure… god will always be around to save us in times of peril.
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