Typhoon Chedeng didn't hit us Badly

@SIMPLYD (84813)
Philippines
May 25, 2011 9:37pm CST
I thank God so much that typhoon Chedeng, didn't hit our province, Albay , badly , yesterday as was expected. Maybe the airing of "oratio imperata", a prayer for help for prevention of calamities, helped a lot. A monsignor from our province made it, after typhoon "reming" devastated Bicol. It is always prayed after every mass, specially on Sundays. Since then, typhoons did not hit us badly anymore. Prayers are really powerful!
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@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
26 May 11
That is good to hear Simply D. Although I had this observation, that when Pag-asa predicts a devastating typhoon that would come in our country it often would turn out not what we expect them to be. There were times when they raise the Signal to no.2 and it is so sunny and sometimes it rains so hard when it is only Signal no.1. Could it be that the instruments at Pag-asa are already obsolete to predict expected outcome of the typhoon or could it possibly be divine intervention?
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Yes, why is is that PAGASA is like that. Here in our province, the government has evacuated families since yesterday, since they said it's a super typhoon. Yet, it was sunny and didn't come as expected. In my opinion , it was divine intervention. I guess, lots of Bicolanos are praying hard that it will not hit us, for fear that the devastation of typhoon Reming will be repeated.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I think PAGASA wasn't given enough budget to upgrade their instruments so they cannot accurately predict the movement of the typhoon. There are more important concerns that the government need to focused on like the education and the health sector. Good thing your prayers have been answered Ms. D. But still I heard on TV that you are under state of calamity? Are you okay just okay there? Here in Manila it rains heavily for an hour that caused so much traffic.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
28 May 11
Yes, we are okay. In fact, Chedeng wasn't even felt by the Bicolanos. news on TV are exaggerated. Yes, we are still under state of calamity. It think it's the governor's wish to stay that way, so calamity donations from abroad will keep on coming. See, how the government make business out of it. But i must say, our governor is really bent on 0 casualty whenever there is a calamity, so he always implement Preemptive Evacuation.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
30 May 11
Yes, prayers can move mountains. Prayers are the most powerful protection we can have in times of disaster plus our initiative to have early evacuation and preparedness for disaster. The government, thanks God, are now more prompt and strict in implementing rules and laws to save lives during disaster. Let us all use prayers as our shield of protection!
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
31 May 11
Yes, in preparation to being prepared for the calamity, we should pray for protection. They are our shield in those times.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
30 May 11
I agree, prayers are indeed very powerful. I'm glad that typhoon Chedeng didn't directly hit our country as was predicted. It just sideswiped our country and head off to the north. I hope most, if not all, typhoons would do the same. All we can really do is pray and keep the faith.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
30 May 11
Yes indeed. I haven't heard if typhoon Chedeng did hit North Luzon badly too. I guess, it didn't because it wasn't in the news after that. Thank God for saving us from typhoon "Chedeng".
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Maybe another false alarm from our weather bureau huh? or maybe prayers really do wonders, anyway, I'm glad your place were spared of this catastrophe...Me, I will never forget typhoon ondoy...It was the worst I ever encountered so far.
@bdance22 (86)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Im bicolano too and it was such a relief to know that my relatives were ok. I guess we all still have post ondoy trauma syndrome.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
26 May 11
O you have answered another discussion where Professor had asked about typhoon. It did not hit badly. Thank God. Prayers are really powerful. Prayer and nature they have to help us together. have a good day.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
27 May 11
When nature vents its ire, we can only ask God for his mighty protection.
• India
26 May 11
Just now i responded to your discussion about this, glad to know it didn't come, well prayers have power, mass prayers are more powerful, but i don't agree it stopped the Typhoon from coming.. Thanks for sharing God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
27 May 11
That's true professor, Mass prayers are more powerful. The typhoon didn't actually stop from coming. It's direction has just changed. Instead of making a land fall in our province, it was said to have gone upwards.
• Philippines
26 May 11
It does us really good to pray always for protection and divine intervention. I am glad that all is well in your province. I hope though that to those who are affected, their families are still intact and that God will abide by them in times of their afflictions. Blessed day!
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Yes, Sophiecheer. In addition to being prepared for the typhoon, we should ask for God's help. I hope too, that Typhoon Chedeng will not greatly devastate our country.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Is Typhoon Chedeng done already? It didn't hit us here in Bislig City too! Yes indeed, prayers is the most powerful armor we can have! That's a good thing!
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Bislig is where. Typhoon Chedeng was said to be headin northwestern Luzon this day. I hope it will just pass by there but with no big devastation. Let's all pray that typhoon Chedeng will go out of the country soon, and leave no devastation behind.
• Philippines
26 May 11
Hi, simplyD. Here in Visayas, we're still on a tight watch because Typhoon Chedeng is bound to hit in Samar. Samar is Near to Cebu - which is where I live. Everyone here, though calmness is still with us, is also on alert. Buying groceries, candles and batteries for our flash lights and the rest for the emergencies. I even have a small pack already, with towels, jacket, extra clothes and underwear just in case we are asked to evacuate. Yes, I do believe prayers are powerful. It bridges our faith to God and as He listens - He with his love brings us to His comfort, protect us from harm and bless us with His grace. I do pray that this typhoon Chedeng will be out in our country because some say Chedeng is Ondoy's sibling and we all know how harsh Ondoy was. Let us continue to pray for our country's safety.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
It's better to be ready always. That way, you will not be sorry, in case Chedeng hits your place. We'll help you pray that Chedeng gets out of our country at the soonest, with no big devastation.
• Philippines
26 May 11
It's like there is no typhoon here in our province. Cheding was not as fierce as the previous typhoons. I am glad it didn't hit us badly. Goodbye Cheding!
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Yes, yesterday the sun is shining yet, PAGASA declared us as signal no.2. Years before when it's signal no 2, it's already windy. But i am really thankful Chedeng didn't hit us.
• Pasig, Philippines
26 May 11
I'm happy to hear that good news. Although we don't have any relatives in that area, it is better to pray for people who lives there. Summer is really over and we have to pray for everyone's safety specially in our country that is surrounded by seas. God bless our country.
@SIMPLYD (84813)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Whenever there's a typhoon coming, let us all pray that our country will be spared from being ravaged.