mormon missionaries tried to help other Filipinos to clean up after the flood-mud disaster
flooded areas including our nation's capital
people who are trying to recover some things from their homes as cars were all washed and stumbled by the great typhoon
this is one of the main roads that me and my father passed by on our way home last Friday night
which was submerged in flood water during the non-stop rain on Saturday
September 25, 2009
I was on my way home with my father at around 11:30 pm..
There was no traffic from Ortigas Center going to Cainta where our house is located..
It was raining hard but since we are all used to rains and typhoons here in my country..
we are not alarmed by this..but as I woke up at around 9am the day after..It was STILL raining hard..
harder than the usual..there was no minute that the rain didn't stop pouring..our house wasn't flooded because our village was situated in a much higher place than other villages in Cainta..but all the roads leading to business districts are all flooded..
events that I could remember these past weekend..
~my mom got stuck in the province with her boss and colleagues for two days..
~communication networks have been affected..
~my aunt and my cousin's house was flooded so they had to eat crackers and h=just a bottle of soda for almost 24 hours..
~my 16 year old cousin who is now safe with his family was gone missing for about two days with no contacts at all..
~my father and my 3 other siblings didn't take any shower for 2 days because of lack supply of water..
~thousands of hundreds of people (young, old, very ill and special children) got stuck in their roofs just to save themselves in the high and very powerful flood current for 1-3 days..
~more than 140 people have died..
~people who lost all their houses and belongings..
the government is trying their hard to rescue, relief and rehabilitate those who have badly affected..
my country is still in shocked with what had happened and still doing our best that we can to help other people..
but we are still a third world country with not enough capacity to sustain other peoples needs..
so I'm calling to those people who are kind-hearted enough to help and give my fellow country men some little hope to rebuild their lives and courage to support them from the trauma that they had..
May the souls of all the departed rest in peace..
May all affected people have more strength..
May God save the Philippines
- Current Mood: shocked