yesterday, typhoon "Ondoy" hit Manila leaving us with endless rain, flood and sheer devastation.
I would've posted something yesterday, but my sister and i got stuck inside our school for almost 4-5hrs. and waiting in vain can be a pain.
I've taken these photos on my cellphone so, pls. bear with the image if it's blurry.
Around 10-ish in the morning, while we're still having class, the typhoon hit Manila and normally we're used in situations like these but last saturday,
i think it all left us unprepared.
Around 1pm, i thought the water would've started to subside already as i was wishing the rain would stop, unfortunately, it didn't... and just in a span of 30mts. to an hour , the water keeps adding up, there was just flood Everywhere!
The more we waited for it to stop as the strong winds keep banging the windows, the more it didn't and you're only left with two choice.
1. submerge your two feet in those filty water.
2. wait inside a safe area and wait till 2morrow.
We chose the former, at around 4pm, it was now or never, almost all modes of transportaions were halted as private cars were already stranded except for
the railway station.
oh yeah...around 2pm, the power went out...
then i kindly ask the guard downstairs to find us a Pedicab,
as that is the only choice we have.
I used to haggle with pedicab drivers for a better price but that afternoon,
even if i know, he was over pricing us of twice the price you pay for a normal ride, without thinking twice, my sis and i agreed on it.
It doesn't stop there, because our school was flood-prone area, the water was above the knees already, hence, we can't sit inside the p.cab, bec. half of it was soaked in water, instead, we sat on top of it!
Literally, we're sitting on top of its roof, while the p.cab driver was pushing the vehicle along.
I could've taken photos of the both us, but imagine that at time, we're just exhausted, despearate to go home and trying to balance ourselves on top of it.
Luckily, we only live nearby and thank God we finally made it home. ^-^
On a sad note, the city of Marikina, Pasig and Cainta got the worst hit.
As i was listening to the a.m radio, you can't help but to get teary eyed and be worried about their situations, a lot of their houses were already covered in water,almost 6-7ft above, most of people are on their rooftop seeking refuge and still waiting for the rescue team.
The NDCC ( national disaster coordination council ), together with the phil. navy, army and all gov't sectors. worked hand in hand in trying to save most of the people who are in dire need.
This could be the worst flood that hit Manila.
floods around mendiola.
that's what a pedicab looks like...
the road is now looking like a river. around 2pm.
this man i don't really know what's he doing in the middle of the road, but he's drenched in rain already..
this pedicab driver trying so hard to push his vehicle... taken around 3pm...
blurry image taken while we were on top of the p. cab.
people walking... look at just how deep the water is!
on the left side is the LRT, the only mode of transpo left for most of the stranded commuters.