Bagyong Ondoy

Habang isinusulat ito, 51 na ang namatay at 21 ang nawawala dahil sa bagyong Ondoy, ayon sa National Disaster Coordinating Council.

Lumubog sa baha ang maraming lugar sa Region III at Kamaynilaan. Napakaraming tao ang di nakaalis sa kanilang bahay at naghintay na lamang ng rescue teams sa kanilang mga kuwarto o bubong ng bahay — kabilang ang ilang mga sikat na artista gaya nina Cristine Reyes, Jennica Garcia, at Kaye Brosas. Nagkaroon din ng mga landslides. Libu-libo ang mga na-stranded sa mga kalsadang di madaanan dahil sa baha.

Ayon sa PAGASA, ang dami ng ulang aabutin ng isang buwan bago maipon ay bumuhos sa loob ng anim na oras lamang. Nalagpasan nito ang record ng pinakamaraming ulan na naitala ng PAGASA noong 1967. Epekto raw ito ng climate change.

Napabalitang 13 lang daw ang rubber boats na pang-rescue ng NDCC. Hindi kaya kako mas malaki ang budget nila para sa infomercials? Muli ring kumalat sa Twitter ang ulat na nagastos na raw ni Gloria Arroyo sa kanyang foreign trips ang P800-milyong emergency fund.

Sa ganitong sitwasyon, ang pinsala ni Ondoy at pagtulong sa mga biktima ang agad na dapat nating harapin, ngunit di rin dapat malimutan ang matagalang usapin ng pangangalaga sa kalikasan at pagsusulong ng tapat at malinis na pamamahala.

3 thoughts on “Bagyong Ondoy

  1. Re: Marikina Flood (typhoon Undoy) 26 Sept. 2009,

    death toll in Provident Village alone:

    Official( according to MCF)= 16 dead

    unofficial = 58 dead

    AN INVESTIGATION IS IN ORDER!!!

    The recent flood is the very unfortunate result of both natural and man made calamities. The release of excess dam waters was done without thinking of the consequences. it is both a criminal and insane act.

    “The Angat Lake created by the Angat dam is the main potable water supply source of the Metro Manila Area. However this water when in over abundance, due to very heavy rainfall, is also the cause of widespread flooding, deaths, and accompanying misery affecting not only the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga but also the Metro Manila Area. This happens everytime the dam water reaches its maximum height and the spilled water races down through the gullies and streams to the east of the dam and this rampaging water joins the water of the Marikina river system multiplying the floodwater volume of the Marikina River system thereby causing rapid increase in the volume of floodwater in the Marikina Valley. This happens everytime very heavy rains overfills the Angat water reservoir. The solution to this problem is the construction of water diversion/power generation tunnels to divert excess water towards the east emptying into the Pacific Ocean. It will also generate power. It is not enough that the excess water is emptied into the heavily populated areas, i.e, Bulacan, Pampanga area,Marikina Valley, as it definitely will cause multiple death and destruction downstream. Diverting the excess water to the east will save so many lives as the east side is relatively sparsely populated and at the same time generate power for electricity. The Government of the Republic of the Philippines must consider this as a permanent solution to the recurring problem of flooding in the central Luzon area and Metro Manila.”

    I’m sorry for encroaching into your space but I do not know where to start. Please think about the opinion I expressed above. You may freely share this thought with your friends, hoping that someday, the people criminally responsible for the release of Angat dam water, on the morning of 26 September 2009,shall face the bar of justice. An in-depth study and analysis of google maps and wikimapia maps will prove my point. Better still, a short helicopter trip tracing the path of the floodwaters will verify this matter. The evidence left by the rampaging flood water will trace it back to its source (Angat Dam) and is difficult, impossible to erase in a short .

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