(Continuation from previous post)
Sept. 27, 2009:
I heaved a sigh of relief when after midnight, my sis texted: “Start na baba ng water, mga 18 ft. na lang… Lubog pa 1st flr, puro ubo na ng mga tao nrrinig d2…” At 2 am: “Kita na ibbaw ng gate…” Huhu! I was near tears reading these messages, thanking God, they’re finally safe from further danger…
Here are Before, During and After shots taken by my nieces and nephew (from the third floor of their house) regarding the havoc Ondoy wreaked upon Provident Village, Marikina:
The water started to recede very slowly on Sunday. The last time it flooded in the village was 1988, but it did not rise up to the second floor. This 0ne was estimated to have reached up to 25 ft! Truly unimaginable…
By noon of the following day, rescuers came with bulldozers to clear debris, and to carry flood victims.
Paw was able to take pics of the flood waters with her cellcam as it began to rise higher and higher. The next day, lost things, debris and all sorts of garbage emerged from the receding flood.
… and gone!
The pix above show the parking area of the house. “Dpa naaninag mga kotse,” Sis texted during the storm. “Bka ntangay na ng agos.” When the water level went down, it was only then they realized -much to their surprise- that the cars were still there… Grabe.
More aftermath pix in the next post: Picking up the Pieces…