Our Fair Share of Super Storm Pablo's Wrath

Around two A.M. on the 4th of December 2012 when a hard pouring woke me up from my sleep. And then the power started to get interrupted. I sure knew there’s a forecast about that typhoon coming our way but none of us know what it was going to be like. So it started with a hard rain and two hours after the wind begun blowing. From time to time it changes course and speed. Power is totally out this time.

This post that stood a few feet in front of my room was the very first thing to give in. Good thing there’s our Rambutan tree to catch it before it could drop down to the ground. I couldn’t imagine the worst thing to happen if it fell off towards the other direction. Whoa! Glad it didn’t!


So yea, I managed to grab my camera and took as many photos as I could. As soon as I see light outside, I threw occasional looks through the windows to see how things are going outside. The fruits from the tree we’re already on the ground, the trees and the rest of our poor plants were falling off. And then we hear banging here and there. I couldn’t describe exactly the sound of the storm but it sure was very frightening.

Photos of our yard...



We just kept ourselves in at moms the whole time till the storm decided to halt after 5-long hours. We had no idea how destructive it was till I stepped out the door to see the whole picture of our then peaceful place. I can’t almost believe it. I started taking pictures again and so is one of my neighbors.


Tell me how can you not lose your power supply with this?




Our house...


Later I noticed the water’s creeping in stealthily and yes quickly. I hurried back to my room to start saving my stuffs. I placed my camera and my cellphone on top of mom’s fridge. Just as I had my desktop computer in a safe place, my own fridge went out of balance. I realized the water is already thigh high so I went out to seek help from mom and my sister. Before we know it, my digital camera, the cellphone along with the other stuffs on top of mom’s fridge already swoop down to the water. I felt so damn helpless that I cried while going through the water trying to recover the stupid thing. It took a little while but I did find it as well as my phone.

The water is growing still. We can’t stay any longer. We have the kids and ourselves to save so off to the nearest evacuation area we go. If I could paint a picture of us people while saving ourselves I would. For a while I went blank and yes who could sleep at night being in that situation—all wet and without clothes to change on, starving, overwhelming surroundings... I just wish the night is through and we can go back home again. Well mom and I did, the following morning and our new world starts to unfold before us.

Why fair share… because somehow my family remained intact – something we’re grateful about to God somehow.
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18 comments:

Chubskulit Rose said...

I admire your positive attitude despite of what just gone through. Keep your faith strong. Including you in our prayers.

Mommy Liz said...

That was a pretty strong storm. it looks like it was hit by a tornado. I remember my younger years in Nueva Ecija when I saw your photos. I am glad that even if you were wet and scared, everyone was safe.

jheylo said...

oh my! that's dangerous. I hope everyone is ok in your family including your neighbors. That's a scary storm

Rcel (using Triz's post) said...

Nance, you got me in this! I am crying while reading every word you wrote and while looking at the photos. My family has been through the worst of Sendong and they lost everything, too, so it's like I went through the same experience again. I am so sorry for what you've experienced. Thank you for showing so much positivity! I continue to keep you and your family in our prayers and I hope the road to recovery will be a quicker one.

Admin said...

Thanks for the comforting words Rcel. It means a lot...

claire said...

I am saddened by what you had experienced in storm Pablo. But thanks God that nobody got hurt during the storm.

R.O.M.E.L.O. said...

that is one violent storm... last time we had the same destruction here in our city was during typhoon milenyo... trees were uprooted or toppled down, power lines and post were uprooted as well...

Franc Ramon said...

That's really sad news but we're known to be resilient. I went through the same experience when I was much younger via the 1990 quake in Baguio. Lives are more important than possessions.

Momgen Reviews said...

That was sad thing happened my parents and neighbors got hit by that storm and some of them lost their homes. My mom's house lost the roof...Sorry for that wish no more storms coming if there is not strong...

MaryJane Tauyan said...

aww! it is so devastating to be in this kind of aplce and trying to build a new ones. I was once in the same situation. hope you guys are well! xx

melandria romero said...

ooh, such heavy rain, i'ts good that your family is safe now.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Sis Nancy, so sorry about the damage that the storm brought to you and to your family :-( I am glad that everybody is safe :-) I hope that sooner or later, life is back to normal :-) Keep up the faith :-)

Angela Ricardo said...

Hope all turns out for the best. Keep your head high. We won't be given trials we can't handle. Keep praying.

Kaye Figuracion said...

I know how you feel. My family experienced this twice, during typhoon Ondoy and the monsoon Habagat.

Glad to know that you are all safe.

peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Thank God your family's okay during the storm! Just keep praying and remain strong.

claire said...

God is Good still pa rin Nance. Keep safe always

Tita Beng said...

Omg, that's a great deal of devastation! I admire your positive outlook. Indeed, you sre still blessed coz nobody was hurt. Hopefully you are now back to normal. Stay strong and keep up the faith!

Gene said...

Storms are getting more and more stronger each year. I don't remember them to be this disastrous. Still, I'm glad that you and your family were safe despite your stuff getting wet. I remember how helpless I was during Ondoy. We live in Marikina and our house was submerged by flood water.