Our Aug 6-9 Experience

Posted by abie on 11:03 PM in
Because of the torrential monsoon rain enhanced by tropical storm Haikui, streets in Metro Manila became flooded and one of them was our place. This is the first time that we have experienced flooding and so we were really scared as we watched the flood rises.

My husband was up early that Tuesday morning even if we are not going to work. Hubby told me when I woke up around 6 AM that it is starting to flood in our streets. I thought hubby was just joking but I was really surprised when we went down and saw how the water is rising.

By 8 AM, there was ankle-length flooding in our street and around 9 or 10 AM, it was waste deep already that water started to enter our garage and reached up to our foyer.

My cousins and my brother evacuated to our place before lunchtime as water is continuously rising and the water entered their house already. We felt a little secure once we are all together.

We pray almost every hour for the rain to stop so the flood will stop to rise. We have no power and so we have no idea what was going on in other parts of Metro Manila but we know that it is as worse as us.

By Wednesday morning, flood is starting to subside and by lunchtime, the street is already cleared. Power was restored also around 6 or 7 PM so we were able to charge our cell phones.

By Thursday, my husband and I still took a leave from work to clean up the mess that was left by the flood and we don’t want to risk commuting as we heard from the news that majority of the streets in Manila is still unpassable.

It was a very scary experience for us. We lost some material things but still we are thankful that God kept us safe.


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