Sunday, December 18, 2011

Flood Water

To those who heard the news last Friday. In the south part of the Philippines a very strong Typhoon lashed out at least two cities. One of my close friend died and many people are missing until now the casualties are rising.The huge trees that illegal loggers cut was the one who created a great damaged to the many houses. 
These photos was taken by my cousin. My hometown was spared because of the city council who planned years ago to create a river, they call it diverse river. Thankfully, it saved the whole city to a flash flood. See the muddy water and looks like the current is not to be laughed off, that can kill hundreds of people. The bridge was not reached by the water and the people from the mountain can still pass. When people abuse nature the nature will get back on us, a hundred times. And many innocent people and children lives are gone. Very sad!












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26 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I am so very sorry you lost your friend, Kim, and I'm sorry all the other people who lost their lives in this dreadful way.
Sincerely,

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend passing away :( Prayers coming your way for mercy and healing.

Rajesh said...

This is very sad. I agree with you on "When people abuse nature the nature will get back on us, a hundred times." But we will never learn.

Light and Voices said...

The Philippines is such a beautiful country. I have only seen pictures because I have never been there. I am thinking and praying for the folks who have been hardest hit in the Philippines. I am glad you are safe. These pictures remind me how people are more important than things. I just wish we would stop cutting down trees and polluting our universe. Perhaps next year one person at a time could start.
Joyce M

lina@happy family said...

Sorry for your lost, Kim. I heard that the victims are more than 600.
Very sad :(

Indrani said...

I feel so sad for your loss! Nature can get too furious for us to handle. Stay safe my friend.

chubskulit said...

So sorry for your loss ate, with that kind of flood, it's a miracle if you can survive. Nakakabwisit talaga ang illegal loggers sa Pinas noh.

Jama said...

So sorry about your friend....I've been following the news about the calamity, and it saddened me to see them pictures in newspapers, tv..

ChrisJ said...

So sorry to hear of the many losses and yours in particular. The Philippines have had so many catastrophes lately.

Riet said...

So sorry to hear about your and many mores losses Kim.

Riet

Leovi said...

A really dramatic images with these strong currents of water. I am sorry that this disaster has lost one of his best friends, I want to send my condolences.

Cecilia Artista said...

I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I am sorry for all the Philippines.
But thank´s for sharing these pictures with us!

DawnTreader said...

I heard about it on the news. As always it comes much closer when hearing about it from someone more personally affected by it. I'm sorry for your loss of a friend by this catastrophe, and others you know who are affected by these events.

Roger Owen Green said...

I wrote my post on weird weather before I had heard about your troubles. Yes, it is terrible; sad for your people's losses.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, and especially sad for your personal loss. My condolences.

Tanya said...

oh kim, i'm so sorry for your loss and all the destruction...sad....

KM said...

devastating news it was indeed :( good that your city was spared, thanks to the city council who thought of creating a "river" ahead of time in anticipation of future flooding.

thanks for the WW visit.

Merry Christmas!

jeanne said...

What sad news Kim. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and many others. We never know when disasters may happen. Prayers and love go out to you and the families who suffered losses.
Jeanne

NatureFootstep said...

it is so sad when people cut down trees just for money. Now they see the result from it. I am glad you made it OK. But it is sad that innocent people have to pay the price. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

My condolences for your loss, water like this brings terrible destruction.
Joy, ABC Team

NixBlog said...

These photographs show the awesome destructive power of water. It's a terrible disaster that unfortunately has terrible toll in terms of human life...

Jo's This and That said...

Sorry for your lost! Great photos! Hope you can sell them.Thanks for sharing.

Genie said...

This is so sad. We have a creek through our front yard, and when hurricanes come through our part of Virginia it can be very frightening. I have seen homes flooded and washed away, but our has never flooded. Our bank has lost at least 1 and a half feet in the last 33 years which is not good. I am thankful your town was not hurt. My thoughts go out to the family of your friend you lost and to the others who have suffered so much. genie

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your naan/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!

Krystyl said...

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So sorry to hear about your friend... glad you are ok... what amazing photos!!
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Lainy said...

My heartfelt condolences to all helpless victims who have lost their lives caused by the destructive deluge. The same goes to the family of your close friend. May God bless their souls!