When i went out at 6:00am to buy food, i was surprised that still there were no public vehicle visible in the street. Imagine a road with no vehicle coming and going. Public vehicle still in the terminal and drivers talking to each other on how they were stranded because of the flood. Hence, i have to go to the grocery on foot. Still no electricity at that time. It is good that we have a mini-grocery in our area that is 24/7. Further surprise awaits when people were buying food stock, matches and candles. It is as if people were preparing for the worst case scenario and seemed that electricity will not smile on us on the next number of days. People cursing the typhoon for the mess it caused. Some of the items in the grocery were not yet delivered because of the typhoon. That then struck me, is the typhoon ondoy really this catastrophic? We did not know whats going on outside our area considering there was no electricity. I only had the view of whats going on when electricity resumed and i am able to take a glimpse of the news online. I never realized it was this bad. People lost their homes, lives lost and some still missing. It is terrible. It is good that there are people and organizations ready to give a helping hand. For further information, allow me to facilitate the link for you about the relief efforts for the victims of typhoon ondoy. It is taken from Philippines Star. Unfortunately, Pagasa is seeing another disturbance. I, for one, am hoping this weather disturbance will not pursue.
Let us hope that those who had been affected by the typhoon will recover on the soonest possible time and that no disastrious event would struck in the near days to come.
Take care every one!