11-08-2013 is a day that Filipinos, particularly the Visayans will never forget as this is the day that Super Typhoon Yolanda hits the country. Devastation, hunger, fear and death is everywhere. The damage is so huge that everyone seems to be lost on where to start towards recovery.
Canned as 2013’s Super Typhoon in the World, making its landfall in the provinces of Samar and Leyte and other nearby provinces, seeing the aftermath is a total nightmare. With a wind over 300 kilometers an hour and the worst, storm surge as high as 10 feet leaving many people dead.
With the provinces washed out, They’ve been cut out off the basic necessities. Communications are down, Roads are blocked. No Power. No Water to drink. Their houses has no roofs… Imagine the dread of survival they have to face after what they’ve been through.
The positive thing is what we have to focus on in this time of calamity. And I feel so emotional knowing that everyone seems so inclined to reach out and help. Everywhere I look donations are gathered, Pledges are sworn and the urgency to recover can be seen in every individual.
The Government is in action, least we need to believe that they are doing the best they can, give them time to do what they think is needed. Even Private sectors and ordinary citizens are going out of their way to contribute. I admire the International community for their generosity, this goes to show that we are one no matter what race we are. Humanity is Alive.
Life goes on, and so does the cycle of living. Typhoons, Earthquake and other natural calamities which may become stronger overtime is yet to come. But as long as we believe that we can survive such things, given the right preparation and maybe a different look towards taking the matter of climate change seriously, WE CAN MOVE FORWARD!
credit of photos to manila bulletin, red cross, PDI, rappler, pinaytraveller. please feel free to correct me if there was any error on the datas provided in this entry and If there’s someone I didn’t credit on the photos.