For the past few days now, it’s been raining heavily here in Davao City during night time. Last week there was bad flooding here in the city. We didn’t even know that it was bad until the next morning. We usually go to bed early because I would wake up the next morning so early.
Well, I was talking to my sister, and her husband said something and I overheard when he said that their was a big flooding somewhere in Matina and some people were killed and missing. I told my sister that I did not watch TV yet, but saw on Facebook about a flooding. It was too early for people to post something. But the kids were preparing for school I run to my computer and checked the internet and a friend posted something on his wall on facebook that he is cancelling an event that they had planned. It sounds like a big celebration for some stuff, the party has been planned a month or so ago. But he said in respect to people that died and missing, they are cancelling the big event.
They don’t feel like partying. So of course I was so puzzled and I googled it. I didn’t see that much on the net. It was too early and the news people might be on the scene, no time for posting or updating the web. I didn’t turn on the TV, Bob was still sleeping. After the kids left for school, just then I watched the TV, and sure, it was shown locally and nationwide. It showed the water just gushing. Shanties and cars and other stuff were floating.
A few hours later Bob was having his Bisaya lesson. After the lesson I will most likely to join in with Bob and Bebe. We will have a good chat. Well, Bebe told us that some part in the area she lives in was flooded a little. Especially the one down from them. She then told us too the big flooding that night that I was talking about. It really saddened all of us. I felt sorry for the people especially the kids and the elderly. It really just an instant flood. We all know that Davao floods a lot due to the drainage problems. But this particular incidents, people were just not ready. I saw on TV the dead bodies that they found, It’s hard to see when they lined the dead bodies and seeing among the casualties were toddlers. Very hard to fathom. On our church they showed some videos, I think a lot of us were in tears.
I hope that the city will do something more on the drainage problem. Hopefully it will lessen the flooding here. I’m sure a lot of people were stranded on the way home that night. Lots of the jeepneys probably canceled their routes towards Matina Aplaya/Toril area. The flooding there was the worst one I think. Just like in our neighborhood we have a good drainage here. But when it rained so heavily the water in the drainage will get higher. Even though we have good drainage, some of our neighbor their house was lower than us and they had lots of water on their driveway. Luckily our house the owner built few more steps higher on the ground. Thank God for the owner’s thinking.
It constantly worries us here when it rained during night time now. It used to be we really like raining during night time.It feels good to have the rain during night time. It cools down the place. Lately we changed our tunes on that. We don’t want rainy days right now. But its not really up to us on that anyway. Nature will do its course.
Just hoping that the people of Davao will eventually recover from the tragic tragedy soon.I hope anyway. To all of you that lost a love one on that tragedy our sincere condolences and prayers for you guys!