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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Flood in the Philippines

Last September 26, 2009, tropical storm Ketsana (Ondoy) hit the Philippines that cause the worst flooding all over Metro Manila area. More than 80% of the capital was under water that swallowed whole houses and buses. Saturday's rain approached a record, with a month's worth of rain falling within six hours. Based on the news, the average rainfall for the entire month of September is 391 mm (15.4 inches). The capital experienced 341 mm (13.4 inches) between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day. This was a very tragic incident happened in the Philippines, until now some of the people are still waiting for a rescuer who will come along their way. Most of them stayed overnight at the roof of their house, without food to eat, no water to drink, no power and with fear knowing that it would be possible for the water level to goes up and reach the roof where they stay. I can’t imagine how traumatized it is for those people who experienced this tragedy especially for the kids.

I have some relatives and friends who stayed the whole night at the roof of their house; I thank God because they are all safe. At this time of trials, Filipinos are come together and help each other.

Philippines battle flood chaos: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8277069.stm

Let’s join our hands and continue to pray for those people affected by this calamity. God has a reason why these things happened. We don't know what will happen in the future, so we must be prepared and ready.

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