Typhoons. A calamity that Philippines endures about twenty to thirty times every year. Having most of it deadly and destructive is a scenario feared by Filipinos specially those who reside in greater Manila Area and in Northern Luzon.
I grew up down South in a province where typhoon never gets to hit. We were able to experience heavy rains and rare flooding in nearby towns on rainy seasons but luckily there were less or never any casualties. We are experiencing good weather in my location as of the moment that I am typing this blog while the Filipinos up North are fighting against flooding and heavy rains.
Today marks the 72nd hour, or the third day of heavy rain fall pouring over Manila and its nearby cities and towns. I have kept the TV on for the news and updates which I normally don’t do. The news is depressing. There is actually no typhoon reported but the rain of a nonstop downpour is a killer.
Heavy rains continued to pour and the worsts hit parts of Manila on areas where less fortunate lives, where there is a lot, say millions of slum dwellers have built homes along riverbanks, the swampy surrounds of major city rivers, canals and other areas susceptible to flooding.
The death count is rising, millions of my fellow Filipino people have lost their homes and livelihood. Pregnant women giving birth in the middle of evacuation, children getting sick everywhere, the government is working hard, the rescuers getting exhausted already,yet, nobody, no one can ever stop the rain.
My country needs your prayers.
My country needs your help.
(Photos from the Internet)
I really do not know if this is allowed by WordPress but I am going to post this anyway. Below is a link for Philippine Red Cross and Sagip Kapamilya Relief Operations. They are accepting donations in cash and in kind.
- Where I’m from, everyone’s a hero (lifeisgelato.wordpress.com)
- Let’s all pray for the Philippines (amaeguerrero.wordpress.com)