typhoon Pepeng, another heavy rainfall like Ondoy due to climate change and trauma..
Last Saturday, Ondoy drowned the whole Metro Manila and nearby province like Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Rizal. The worst hits area were Marikina, Pasig and Cainta. According to PAGASA, typhoon Pepeng already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of this moment and is expected to hit the Eastern and Northern Luzon area. I live here in Manila and flood is a typical scene whenever heavy rain falls. But unlike the other nearby town Muntinlupa or San Pedro, the flood in Manila subsides in less than three hours. People have adapted the flood already but not the unusual high flooding like Ondoy. It was the first time I have experienced extreme flooding in Manila particularly in Dapitan where flood rises two feet higher than the usual. I wasn’t able to take a photo while the flood was waist deep, because I was monitoring and preparing my family to move into a higher place just in case the flood becomes higher still. Today, people becomes paranoid and we can’t blame them for the incident and trauma they’d experienced. I just opened a social journal site, and their updates where all about Peping. Some were scared, or have this weird feeling that their heart stops beating because it’s raining again. All of them are wishing the rain to stop, including me. In life, there is always a lesson learned after the storm. Now, the people are monitoring the weather condition. Some evacuated already in a higher grounds. They are now more prepared for typhoon Pepeng. We can not prevent natural calamities but we can do something to survive. Brace for stronger and heavy rainfall in the future due to climate change but let us all prepare ourselves to face such emergency.
Lets all do our share in whatever way we can..
Please pray for all the victims of Ondoy.
God loves us so much, He will always listen to our prayers.