Yesterday, Olongapo City, which is my home town was greatly affected by the heavy rains and flooding. I was told by the kids that at around 3 PM, all the streets were flooded until the waist line and maybe in some low lying areas, flood level is even more than that. I was very nervous and I worried a lot after I got the text message from my son informing me of the flood situation. The subdivision where we stay is also a low lying area and it used to be the area which easily gets flooded during the onset of typhoons until things were changed when the drainage system there was improved. We were staying there for about 8 years already since that house was built and we never experienced floods so far. When we built that house, I purposely asked the construction team to make our house elevated far higher than the street level. I also did the same for the whole yard.
However, yesterday's massive flood situation in the city had caused lots of houses affected. My son even told me that the water already entered the front portion of the garage and first level step of the terrace. I already asked them to secure our important documents and some valuables in plastic sealed containers and asked them to monitor the flood situation from time to time. I was working on night shift, but I can't sleep tight as I always think of the family way back home. I worried about them because me and my husband are both away from the house and kids are just with my Mom and a house helper. I can't help but worry.
After an hour, the situation has improved. Rain stopped and the flood water subsides little by little. Our whole yard was totally flood free and the best thing was that our house was not affected at all and my family was safe. Some of our neighbors had moved out their things from the house already as water already entered their houses.
I can't help but to be thankful during these difficult times that my family remains to be safe. That afternoon, after they sent me the text message, I prayed for the situation to improve and that the people in our town and in the whole country will be freed from danger. It's easy to be thankful during great times in our lives but not during the difficult times but our faith will always push us to be thankful during difficult times.
Am happy that the people in our country had passed another difficult stage and hoping that future situations will be more manageable in God's will.