Yesterday was just phenomenal..The whole Philippines was shocked with the typhoon Ondoy. Ondoy was just a signal number 1 storm but what it did was like a signal number 4 typhoon. Many were at their roofs crying for help (even showbiz personalities like Cristine Reyes, Benjie Paras and Chokoleit were stranded..PBA Governor and Manager of REd bull Barako Tony Chua died in marikina), many were stucked at their schools (My batch mates at UPM slept at school) and too bad many died (A total of 55 bodies were found as of today).
Was Ondoy a shocker or are we just not prepared??
A record of 341mm amount of rainfall was measured by PAG-ASA yesterday and we had like 330mm for one month..so imagine 341mm for just 6 hours. Maybe we were shocked…Another news is that President GMA used P800 million of emergency fund for her foreign trips and many Filipinos wasn’t bothered by the rain and instead went to go out since they thought it was only signal number 1…Maybe we were also not prepared.
We were both shocked and not prepared..This is a lesson for all of us Filipinos.
Hope all of us can recover quickly form this event and I pray that we all learn from our own mistakes.