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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Lashing of Tropical Storm Ondoy

Thanks God we are safe. I have mentioned that Metro Manila is one of the place which was declared as state of calamity due to the lashing of the Tropical Storm "Ondoy" yesterday. I praise the Lord for His wonderful arrangements to those who trust in Him as their refuge and fortress during winds and stormy days.

We have just transferred to this new place of ours not so many months ago. At the advent of the rainy season, I was kind of concern at our old place as it was many times flooded. There were times when only our yaya and my baby were left in the house when flood came and they didn't know what to do. Those little flooding made me decide to look for a new place and would search in elevated areas so we wont have any problem of flood when it rains. True to my worries , the old place we had occupied was flooded yesterday due to Ondoy and the water was up to neck level. Imagine how scary it could be if we are still there. I thank the Lord for working ways on us as always.

Ondoy (International storm code name Ketsana) has really done a lot of damages around NCR. According to the news the death toll already rises to 52 till this Sunday, September 27 noon as reported from NDCC (National Disaster Coordinating Council) and the number of the affected people rise to 300,000 as of the moment.

In the 12 noon report on the effects of Ondoy, the NDCC said the number of people dead rose to 52, with the addition of one fatality from Barangay Bato in San Juan City.

Seven people died in the NCR, one from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and 44 from Region IV-A, the NDCC report stated.

Rizal province reported the most number of casualties, with 23 dead reported in Tanay, 10 in Angono, 5 in Baras, 3 in Montalban, and one in Teresa.

In Metro Manila, the 7 dead were from Muntinlupa (3), Quezon City (2), and Marikina City and San Juan (1 each).

Calaca town in Batangas, Calauag town in Quezon, and Kabugao town in Apayao, meanwhile, reported one dead each.

Meanwhile, 23 people are reported missing, and 4 have been reported injured.

The NDCC said 294,555 people are affected by the storm in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, batangas, Laguna, Rizal, and Camarines Sur, or a total of 59,241 families. The partial total of evacuees has reached 9,601 families, or 47,261 people, located in 101 evacuation centers.

source: Abs-CBN news


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Laureen said...

Praise God! you are not affected on this calamities some encountered in your place. God is sooo good. I will just continue to pray for those people who are now in distress.

Hazel said...

It's mind-numbing when Mother Nature strikes. I'm glad you're safe, sis.

Rose said...

thanks God at save po kayo dyan. Kami din ok lang din kami dito. kawawa nga ang mga tao sa Metro Manila ang dami pa ring stranded at namamatay sa ngayon umabaot na hanggang 80 dead people at marami pa rin ang nawawala. Sana marescue na yong ibang mga tao na hanggang ngayon ay stranded pa rin sa ibabaw ng bubong nila.