Floods and all about that fateful day…

I simply miss this blog! Hehehe…

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff lately that I have the time to visit this blog (and among other blogs…) but I really didn’t have the time to sit and write a good topic. 😦 And yes folks, this is just an update!

Last weekend was a rainy and floody day for Negros Oriental. A lot of houses and properties have been destroyed just for one whole day of non-stop raining. My brother and I was travelling early afternoon from Bais to Tanjay and you can’t believe that the sugarcane field is flooded with water and is actually overflowing  going to the other side of the road. It was kinda scary and exciting at the same time!

Since it was raining hard, we decided to go to our grandparent’s house to stay for the night instead of going home. Unfortunately, it was a bad move… when my Dad came early the next morning, he said that the flood was able to conquer our house and it was up until the second step of the stairs. He single handled everything from clearing the sala, getting the tv, dvd player and books (yes all my books!) to the second level of the house.

When we reached home, the flood has subsided and it was ankle deep, but we still saw the bottles and papers floating around the house. And I felt disgusted because I easily get rashes… 😦

The good thing was that the rainshower didn’t develop into a storm, can you imagine if it rained for 3 days with that non-stop shower and flood? (Whew!) But as I learned the next day while travelling back to Dumaguete, there were a lot being affected by the flood – walls torn down, trees falling and houses being swept away with mud (or the worst in the middle of the lake!) and appliances and clothes being damped with dirty water….

According to INQUIRER, Negros hit it big this time –

Provincial engineer Susano Ruperto told the PDCC that the two days of rain caused an estimated P16 million in damage to the province’s roads and bridges.

Provincial agriculturist Gregorio Paltinca reported that the flooding damaged around 500 hectares planted to rice, corn, vegetables, banana, coconut and fruit trees.

In addition, Paltinca said around 600 head of cattle, chicken, carabao, goats and pigs had been lost to the floods.

Calamity does strike hard, but I thank the Lord that my family is safe and that nothing really expensive got junked over the weekend. For those of you reading this blog, let’s offer prayers to the people who have lost much, especially of loved ones and family who has been taken away overnight. 😦


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