Typhoon "Ondoy" Attacked Manila
Typhoon Ondoy started with strong rainfalls night on September 25 2009. Many under-estimated its strength. Unexpectedly, downpours began that may compare to a month rainfalls. Many were stranded along the way but what the saddest happening when missing persons and death arises.
We were about to rescue some of our friends In Timog area of Quezon City when we were being trapped by the floodway along the Philcoa area to Quezon City Circle. The water went up till I could walk no more..We decided to go back but there were no means of transportation but to walk. But on the way back home, cars were already driven away by the flood and people were screaming to be rescrued..We were just lucky that our area was little higher so we could go home safe.
When we turned on the TV to watch news, it was announced and aired that affected areas are : COMMONWEALTH VILL., OLD BALARA, FILINVEST I & II, VISTA REAL, BATASAN HILLS, MAPAYAPA I,II,III and its neighboring Villages,...
AFFECTED AREAS : Quezon City, Taytay Rizal, Marikina City, Ortigas Extension, Pasig City, San Jose Del Monte, Montalban Rizal and more in the provincial areas of Luzon.
A lot of people died and some are still missing. Many homes have gone wasted. Reports that missing people tried to escape the flooded area but were trapped in the middle of the sea like flood in the vicinity of Marikina and Rizal..
The Government tried sending rescues but were also trapped by the bumper to bumper traffic. It was flooded along the way..
With all these, it showed that our country is not ready to face these kind of disaster due to its lack of facilities and rescuers are being outnumbered by the affected areas.
--to be continued.....