Around a year ago, I braved the floodwaters along España Boulevard to reach our office. I almost did the same thing today because government was late in suspending work in private and public offices. What made the difference is that the Universal Guiding Star bus that I was riding passed through España Boulevard.
Thanks be to God. I was spared from wading in the dark-colored-filthy floodwaters of España Boulevard.
I managed to take a video of the flooded boulevard, from Blumentritt to San Vicente Streets.
My efforts were in vain because the government declared that work is suspended in Metro Manila. The announcement is very timely! Many employees are already on their way to their workplaces.
The flood in Metro Manila was caused by the rain brought by habagat (southwest monsoon). Many people living in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bataan and other provinces were severely affected. Many people are now in the evacuation centers as I type this blog post.
Lawton area and City Hall of Manila were already flooded. Buses were the only vehicles that can pass through the flood.
|Jeepney stalled in the middle of the flood.|
Pasig River already spilled its waters beyond the river banks. I think that this river can’t take in water anymore and that’s why many parts of Metro Manila were already flooded.
There is water everywhere. I want to leave Manila but I don't want to wade in the filthy flood waters. The only way that I can avoid most of the flood is by walking on the center island of the street.
|Flooded Lawton Area,Manila.|
I had no choice but to go back the way I came because office work was suspended. I’m fortunate that there are still buses that I can ride back home.
Many of Filipinos are now suffering due to the flood. Some of our kababayans are in evacuation centers. Some of them are trapped in their houses. They need food, water, medicine, clothing, toiletries – in short they need help.
I appeal to your kind hearts. Please help our kababayans in need.
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