Friday, August 8, 2008

After typhoon Frank...Its good to be back

This is my first post after a month of silence here in our province. Aklan was hit by typhoon Frank causing a million worth of damage, not to mention hundreds of people killed. It was Saturday morning of June 20, 2008 when strong typhoon hit aklan.
It was at first thought to be a common typhoon. I've been watching by the window the whole morning as the mango trees fall one by one. Our roof was hit by a broken branch of mango tree. On the afternoon, most houses were left without their roof. We thought that it was over. We are actually planning to have our lunch when we notice flood running down the street. So we decided to skip lunch and put our things in a high place. Though we believe that we don't have to do that.Our house is high enough and safe from normal floods during typhoons. But not this time...
Flood continue to rise. And reached my hips while I am standing in my room. It was not a normal flood. I was so afraid that it will continue to rise. I'm right. It continue to rise until it reached my waist. So I decided to put some of my important things on top of a kiddie life boat then I let it float. Then I sit on top of the cabinet which is I think is 4 feet high, while watching drawers and chairs to float. I was thinking of how high the flood down the street. I have no idea...
I waited for hours until I noticed that the flood is slowly going down. It was almost midnight when the flood completely left our house.
But the scene left by the flood was so devastating. Mud all over the house. I decided to leave it until morning... and so i sleep... (On top of the pink boat you see in the picture. Zzzzz...)
At around 6 in the morning, I'm up. And reality strike!
Just like every house here, our house was full of mad. Even our clothes were wet with water and mud. Everywhere you go, you'll see people cleaning. no electricity, Prices of rice and foods raised for about 40%, no clean water to drink for about 2 weeks I think.Luckily we still have mineral water that we bought the day before the typhoon.
The saddest part, many were killed...some are still missing. Many were drown because they were trapped in their houses. You can see people on the sidewalk, their house were sweep by the typhoon and the flood. Dead animals all over the place. Everyone is asking how and where to start again...
Hayyyzzz...After weeks of continuous cleaning and struggling...well here I am...starting my first post again.
Anyway, thanks God we're fine.

4 comments:

shearyadi said...

oh dear, thank god you're ok. I know what is like when flood came to the house, i've been through the same situation before but no typhoon, just heavy flood.

glitchline said...

Kabayan, I hope everything is ok. I didn't know that you're from Aklan, your entrecard profile shows that you're from Cavite.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

YIKES!!! I am so glad you are all right! How are you doing? The photos look terrible! Are you living at home? Are you rebuilding? God bless you!!!

cielo said...

it's my first time here...

i hope that you and our other kababayan will be able to recover the soonest time possible.

God Bless you