typhoon ondoy in the philippines

Philippines
September 26, 2009 11:36pm CST
As early as 6am yesterday (September 26) rain kept pouring in Quezon City. It got worst at 9am. The rains started to pour like hell. It is very obvious with that kind of rain, that streets would be flooded. True enough, news were aired before noon came that most of the western part of Metro Manila was under shoulder-length of water. People was forced to go up to their roofs just to save themselves from the floods. Where were you yesterday? What were you doing and what have got to your mind what was happening? Well, for me, I was at the office. I was working overtime and I thought I couldn't get to my house because of the floods and the rains all over the Metro. I couldn't decide what to do but in the end I thought I was well off inside my room in my house.
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@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
27 Sep 09
I was not in the Philippines nor been in the Philippines for almost a year now. My sister told me yesterday that our house in Pasay City was filled with knee deep water. We experienced flood couple of years back but not to the extent of a knee deep water inside our house. It was usually a toe deep water. I have seen the news and some testimonies of people that the flood hit them big time. This is the worst flood i have seen in Metro Manila in my entire life! She also told me that they weren't allowed to go home or they literally didn't go home because of too much flood. Perhaps buses and jeepneys or even taxis stopped making money just to avoid the flood. I just received an SMS message from her that she got back home this morning. I am not sure if the rain is still pouring, isn't it? It's a sad story for all the people of Metro Manila and for the Philippines as a whole.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 09
The rain already stopped here in Metro Manila but the floods aren't receding yet. I lived in Pasay City in my childhood days and I've seen that kind of flood. I also experienced to be evacuated from our house to the nearby elementary school when I was young. This is just a year-to-year routine here in the Philippines. Yes, it is a bad thing but it makes us stronger in times like this.
• Thailand
27 Sep 09
It's good to know that the rain stopped. I can't imagine if it will continue within the next 24 hours. At least flood will subside because no rain to back it up. I agree with you that this type of problem is where the people unite. It makes us stronger and help comes around. Who will help our kababayan (countrymen) during this time of need? It's us Filipinos who can help other Filipinos.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Bad thing dude... there is another tropical depression nearing Philippine Area of Responsibility. I just hope this will not be as strong as Ondoy.
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
I was with my family yesterday in my parent's house in san pedro, laguna, we were supposed to be celebrating because it was my mom's birthday, but we soon realized that we wouldn't be celebrating soon cause the rain won't stop pouring and the water in the streets just keeps on going higher.. So we decided to start bringing some of our furniture at the top of like tables or the beds.. well, the water did enter our house, I think the water got to a foot or so... though after a couple of hours the floods eventually subsided.. and now everything's back to normal. Let's just pray for the others who are still stuck on their roofs, or on other places, and those who does not have enough food or water..
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
I was with my friends all night long as well as in the morning. We're doing our press work for our local magazine when the typhoon hit Philippines. It was a good thing that I decided not to go home because a lot of my friends who wanted to go back that day were stranded along the way. It was a relief. I'm keeping myself updated by watching the television. I already prayed for those who were affected by the natural calamity.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I agree. Imagine the people who went to the roof of their houses. I am really sorry for their experience with this typhoon.
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I know.. it's really hard to digest all the images being shown in the television.. how could it happen to us right? when Katrina hit the US, I was thinking that that would never happen to us, cause we don't have that strong storms in our country.. but I was wrong, and now that it has happened.. I think this event should make us more aware of what could happen, and next time we should be more prepared for disasters like this one.
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@LordOzz (204)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
We are lucky that that typhoon don't made much damage in us here in cavite. Unlike those in Manila and Marikina. My god. Let's Pray for them.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Yes. Lets do that. Or if you have something to offer, maybe it in cash or in kind, lets help those who are really in need. I saw this morning that they have a telethon running in ABS-CBN. They are looking for any help they can get to distribute to those who are affected with the floods.
@LordOzz (204)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Let's Help Them.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
hi ethanonthemoon.. it was such a boring saturday, or so i thought!. i was able to sleep at 5am already saturday as my insomnia has been frequently present, and so i overslept until around 11am that day! i have heard the commotion from the neighbors and so i immediately checked what happened.. so that's it, news all over about the flood, whic continued the whole day. we're just at home monitoring.. checking on family members and officemates and friends. we are one of those lucky enough, not being affected, but just the same, our hearts go for those victim. we could not do anything but wish that the rain would just stop.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Good thing typhoon Pepeng that was suppose to hit most of Luzon today has already left. The Northern part of Luzon, I think, is still experiencing the rains. Yesterday, Bicol was hit by the winds and rains.
@gnase99 (172)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Prayer is the best Gift.
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i totally agree with you, gnase99. welcome to mylot and see you around here in the discussions!
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I live in Western Visayas, and the western wind is the one that is showing it's power here. Along with the rain and the wind the typhoon possesses, it's doing a lot of damage here already. The trees in front of our house are in danger of being uprooted, so the subdivision had it cut down when the rain stopped. There was also a power problem here, a major power line had a problem, and we had no power for 1 whole day. It's a pity seeing those people there in Metro Manila! My heart goes out to them. I've seen in Facebook that the Red Cross is starting a Rescue and Relief program through SMS (donations)! I'm really looking forward to help those who have been really affected by the typhoon.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Please continue to pray for those who are affected by the floods. You are lucky you are far away from Metro Manila.
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@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Me, I got caught in the flood...inside my house. The water almost reach the circuitry, good thing I managed to shut the power down. The flood on the streets were waist high and it was knee high inside my house. I even have a video of the state of my house during the downpour of heavy rains. I'm just glad now that the rain had stop and the water receded. Braise yourselves because there are two tropical depressions that was spotted and it was forecasted to be here in two days time.
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• Philippines
29 Sep 09
It's good to know that the water already receded. But there are still lots of places where the water is still high. Lets just pray that the water will recede before those two new storms gets in our country.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 09
the typhoon are so disastrous after four decades the metro manila are again experienced that kind of calamity, i'm so sad for my fellow Filipino people, maybe uts just nature return to people who damage are mother nature, hope this make as an eye opener to one of us that global warming are yet starting and the earth existence may reach its final existence. we pray for our safety and please love and take care of our nature every people cares to nature is a big help..
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• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I agree with you. The national election next year should not be an election of promises but of a strengthened platform for each and every politicians who will be running for key and highest positions. Lets look for candidates that have a special stand to the environment.
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@kaorulen (258)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
im from dama cavite. and here in my area the rain also pour like hell and the wind was also strong, but thanks god there is no flood here. at the time i was at my friends debut birthday, i pitied her because most of the visitors did not came due to the typhoon. and after that i went home and watch all the updates about the storms, lets just pray to all the victims of the typhOon. please respond also at my discussion about this topic. thanks
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
yes, like you we were just at home monitoring.. radio and tv set were our constant companion on that day.
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
27 Sep 09
I just wanted you to know there are people in the U.S.A praying for you an hoping everyone is ok I hate these natural disters they cause so much damage an more importantly so many lives are ruined
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Thank you enola1692. Please continue on praying for the victims of typhoon Ondoy. Also, there are telethons where you can give your donations, may it be in goods or in cash. They are badly needed.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
It started to rain here in my area around 11 am... and my daughter and i were at the mall to buy her milk and other food stuff... we took the tricycle home because it was already raining heavily when we finished... we still got wet because there were flooded areas where the tricyle went through and flood water went inside the vehicle... but at least we still got home safe... a little wet but still safe... I feel sorry for those who got stranded and who lost a lot of their stuff... nobody saw this coming...
@vopols (204)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Yeah I hope that all affected people in the affected areas in Luzon will be safe.Although I am really worried to those individuals who doesnt have food to eat as will as proper shelter also electricity thats we should pray for their safety.This event will also test how our government will respond to the needs of the affected ones.Also these will serve as a lesson to our fellow Filipinos in disciplining themselves in terms of proper disposing of their trashes because we really cannot blame mother nature alone we should also take a look at our actions.
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Yes, vopols. That's a good point. Maybe it is just nature's way of saying "guys, please throw your garbage at the right places, or, guys please stop cutting all those trees, or, guys don't use gasses which can affect the atmosphere in a bad way. We can't really blame this kind of natural disasters.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
27 Sep 09
I have been reading about typhoons in the Far East region. Yes, they get very strong and dangerous when coming to the shore. I wish people will be safe and the typhoon will reduce theie strength. People will have to take shelters and stay in safe places. Wish you safety !!
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Lets pray for those who are directly affected with this typhoon.
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
It was truly a devastating experience for all of us, not only for those who experienced flooded homes or those who's family members' lives were taken away. Seeing all our "kababayan" going trough these hardships makes my heart cry. I was in UP yesterday, attending my post-graduate class and was dismissed around 1pm. By this time, areas going to and from UP are all closed due to flood. My husband came to pick me up, minus the car which he decided not to use as he knows already that there's no way he can pass it to flooded streets, he walked from Cubao to UP. There were no available public transportation, so we decided to start walking. It was a kinda exciting at first, but after an hour i felt my knees shaking. I'm too tired so decided to rest for 30 minutes. Then continued walking home.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Good for you you have a very kind husband. Also, its good you got to your house safe and sound.
@superaren (209)
• China
28 Sep 09
I am a Chinese,I hope that all people are safe,I wish everyone good luck!
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