Monday, September 28, 2009

Ondoy Aftermath

I went somewhere in Pasig last September 26. On my way home while inside a bus, the storm was raging but I braved the gusty wind and rain upon reaching my destination because I didn't want to back out of my appointment. At about 12pm, I was glad that I was through with my agenda for that day.

I didn't know that while I was inside that office for two hours, typhoon Ondoy was unleashing its fury. I was so shocked! All I saw on my way home was water, water and more water!
Water was everywhere EDSA-Pasay
Water was below the knee-deep in EDSA-Taft Extension in Pasay City
A view from LRT-Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia)

I took those pics so I can remember all the streets I had to brave just to get home! Never mind the dirt and germs, I was more concerned and afraid of tripping or falling in open manholes! It was just an experience I won't forget. :(

But I was in for a bigger surprise when I came home! MORE WATER IN OUR HOUSE! The kids were at their Lola's house, Fred did all the moving up of the appliances all by himself! And our house was in knee-deep water!
Just add three more steps down that cemented stairway
of our neighbor. That's how high the floodwater
was in front of our house--thigh deep!
There used to be sofas and side table here.
They got all wet and will be unavailable for sitting for a while. :(


But I still thank God my kids are okay, Fred was there to save some appliances and I was able to get home safe and sound.

Seeing the others who were left homeless, with relatives missing or have died, I must say God still took care of us--as He always does! :)

Have a happy week ahead! :)

22 comments:

payatot said...

salamat sa diyos mommy beth, at least ikaw safe na safe with your family.. tama ka, pag nakikita ko rin yung mga taong nasawi lalo na yung mga humihingi ng tulong sa ilog na dala sila ng agos, nakakaawa sila..kaya lang ganun talaga ang buhay, kalikasan ang may gusto nito. ang worry ko lang ngayon e si mommy rossel ng topicsonearth.com nasa marikina sila at pati yung mga parents nya andun naman sa cainta na kung saan ay parehong binaha ng napakataas. sana lang ok sila..

niko said...

ay thanks God at ok kayo ng family mo..

jhudiel said...

naku ate, buti na lng safe kayu at nabaha lng.. yung ibang kababayan natin grabe ang nangyari, kawawa nga sila.. pag pray na lang natin, at magpasalamat tyu kasi safe tyu...

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SASSY MOM said...

OMG! I am just glad that you and your family are okay.

Ako din, hindi ko alam na ganun kalakas ang bagyo.

Yami said...

Inabot din pala kayo ng baha at mabuti safe ka nakauwi sa inyo. in time marerecover niyo rin ang mga nasira o nawala sa bahay ninyo. what is important is that safe ang family mo when you get home.

pinayrichmom said...

Glad to know you and your family are safe. Never mind the things, they'll dry up in time. God bless.

Seiko said...

You're absolutely right mommy Beth what really matter is safe & sound kayo ng buong family mo compare sa ibang mas grabe ang nangyari.

Joops said...

Thank's God you are all okay Ms. Beth, We offered prayer yesterday for all the people that are affected in the Philippines.

misty said...

Salamat naman Beth at ligtas kayo, material things can just be acquired in time but if you loss someone di na pwedeng ibalik.. Thanks God He was there for you and the family!

Willa said...

Just like you, inspite of the hard effect, I still find reason to be thankful that my family is all safe, they lost everything but at least we can replace it . If we lost Life, that's forever.

Bambie dear ★ said...

gosh ang dami talaga napinsala ng typhoon na yan. But still thank God, you're all ok. Sa kaka bloghop ko, napatawag ulit ako sa pinas, pero so glad din na ok lang sa min. Nwei, mababawi nyo rin mga appliances nyo. God bless

onlinemommy said...

Pati pala kayo nabaha din. Pero buti na lang nde kaseng grabe nung iba. Buti rin at me second floor kayo at superman kang asawa na sinikap maisalba ang inyong mga ibang appliances. Mahirap magpundar ng gamit lalo na sa panahong ito na ang mamahal na ng lahat. At ang pinakamabuti sa lahat ay ligtas kayong lahat.

Out of topic, thank you so much for your support on my contest.

Chris said...

heart breaking... thank God that the family is safe!

David Funk said...

Beth, thank god you guys are okay even though this is heart-breaking.

BTW, I very much appreciate you taking the time commenting on my blog knowing what you endured this weekend.

Best wishes my friend!

Clarissa said...

Glad to hear that you and your family is safe,Mommy Beth!!Sorry to hear about the disaster caused by the flood--mababawi nyo rin ang ibang gamit nyo someday.Buhay kayo at yun ang mahalaga.God is good talaga,di Nya kayo pinabayaan.My prayers are with you and to our kababayan there.

Jac said...

I thank God Beth na nasa maayos kayung kalagayan. Nakaka iyak lang talaga yung mga na i-she-share na photos like this grabe talaga ang pinsala ng bagyo I hope na di na maulit ito.for sure na gulat ng husto ang mga kids mo. Take care Beth and God bless you!!!

Ibyang said...

glad to know you're safe beth...and your family. god is still good :)

i hope and pray that you recover fast from the aftermaths of the typhoon.

Hazel said...

OMG, I'm looking at the water about to reach the keyboard. It must be that bad. And falling into manholes - that's a major scare. It's not just scary, it's really threatening! I'm glad you and your family are safe, Beth.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

kawawa naman yung mga nasalanta. glad at safe ang buong family mo. Meron akong napanood na video ni typhoon ondoy talagang namang napaluha ako =(. take care always.

Ria said...

Sis, I am so glad you are all safe. God won't forsake His children.

Chris said...

just checking up on you.. how are you doing beth?

kikamz said...

hello ate beth! pati rin pala ikaw binaha. im glad that despite the damage done to your property, you and your family are safe. take care always! praying that all shall be well soon for all Filipinos affected by the typhoon. God bless!