September 26, 2009 2:32pm CST
We have been hit yesterday by one of the fiercest typhoons to date after more than several decades. Reports said that the 6 hours of continuous rainfall was comparable to one month's worth of rain! Rich and poor alike were not spared as we heard news about movie and TV celebrities' houses being flooded. One was even pictured on the roof of their house! As of this writing, 46 has already been confirmed dead due to the floods that ravaged more than 2 dozen provinces. This is a disaster the likes of which hasn't been seen in decades. My heart bleeds especially for those little children and babies who had to endure being on rooftops exposed to heavy rains and strong winds without food nor rescue teams in sight for hours. I am writing this at 3 am filled with worry as even my husband hasn't come home yet from his meeting with a co-worker. I can no longer contact his cell phone nor the land line phone of our friend he was supposed to stay with for the night if things got worse. I don't know if he got there safely or not or if he tried to make it home :( Please, say a little prayer for my countrymen especially those who have been badly affected by this storm.