Last 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.I 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?Note: 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.