Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The day it rained for the whole month

ondoy buendia baha ILast Saturday started out like another rainy Saturday. It rained the whole night of Friday (which seems to be no big deal for isn't it the rainy season?) and waking up on Saturday at 8am seemed and felt like it was 5.30am.

Tropical storm, Ondoy, Pagasa said, will be making a direct hit on Metro Manila. But nobody, perhaps even the weathermen, knew that the amount of rainfall Ondoy will bring was more than the total amount that fell all-month-long.ondoy de la rosa makati bahaI consider myself very lucky as all i've experienced was to wade through almost waist-deep water to buy food and provisions. Watching the tv reports and monitoring facebook and plurk, i was shocked that a lot of our kababayans were not so fortunate. Some lost all their belongings. others, their lives.

Maybe it didn't help that trash continues to clog our waterways. But the amount of rainfall that Saturday is just mind-boggling. Could it be because of climate change? Or is it nature's not so subtle way of reminding us who's boss?

It's raining again as i started drafting this post and people in social networking sites were openly alarmed. And who wouldn't be?  In a single day, lives were changed. can we ever see the rain again the same way as before?makati buendia flood from ondoyNote: two of my favorite beneficiaries are soliciting for donations to benefit the victims of the flood caused by ondoy - PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS: to donate via text, send RED (space)<5, 25, 50, 100 or 300> to 2899 (Globe) and 4483 (Smart) • CBN ASIA/700 CLUB - 810.7717 (metro manila) or 1-800-1-888-8700 (nationwide). while we're all eager to help out, we must be careful in just sending help; best to check reliable sources like the philippine daily inquirer for info on legitimate organizations and their contact numbers.

3 comments:

Sidney said...

Glad to hear you are safe. I guess nobody expected such a rainfall... on Saturday morning I was still not that alarmed... streets get easily flooded here... it is only when I got alarming text messages from friends in Marikina that I started to realize the extend of the catastrophe.

Lantaw said...

lakas ng loob kumuha ng pics bai a :)

dodong flores said...

Very powerful photos that truly showed the totality of the calamity. Kami din, nasalanta ng bagyo and thanx to God that my wife and I are still alive...

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