Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Flash Floods in Cagayan de Oro City

It seems that Cagayan de Oro City is having a bad start this year. Just last January 3, the Cagayan River raged and greatly affected residents nearby. Eight days after, almost all parts of the city were submerged due to constant heavy rains. We thought it was the worst. But we were wrong. Two days after, flash floods hit the city and more areas were affected. Thousands of people are still suffering because of the disaster. Many have lost their homes. There were also people buried alive due to landslides. The classes were also suspended this morning (which is the only good thing about having flash floods)... Anyway, here are sample pictures taken by two of my friends.

I have read from the news that the floods were caused by the tropical storm "Auring" and the continuous cold front. I never expected these things to happen here in CDO. I never expected it would be this worse. When I listen to the radio, all I hear is bad news. Floods here, landslides there, victims everywhere. Although I still thank God that we are safe here at home, I just can't help but worry and feel helpless about those thousands of people affected by the calamity. I just hope everything will be alright soon. Please help me pray.


ariawijaya said...

hmmmm, just like in Indonesia.

Thesabel Tuto said...

hoi sa amo man ning last 2 pictures!!!! hahahaah

Josh said...

I really feel sorry for those who were greatly affected by the series of floods that hit CDO.

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