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    Posted August 6, 2012 by
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    Asia flooding

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    Where The Road Ends: Man-Made and Natural Disasters

     
    Since 10:00PM (Manila) last night, 6 August 2012, the rains continued to pour down Metro Manila. As of 6:00AM (Manila) today – 7 August 2012, classes in all levels have been suspended. Work in government and in private establishments have been suspended as well as areas in Metro Manila’s cities are submerged in under water. People have nowhere to go; it would be foolish to try to go about the city as anyone trying to go around is bound to get stuck up somewhere along the way.

    In the area of Quezon City where these pictures were taken, all types of vehicles dare not pass – from tricycles, jeeps, SUVs and even buses and trucks, dare not go thru the flood that stops them in their path. For in this area of G. Araneta Ave. and Tatalon, what we see here is the water level rising steadily. The water has entered the homes of the people living in the area and they have no place to go. People affected by the water entering their homes take their belongings as high as possible then try to make their way to the rooftops. In Masambong, Quezon City – the flood has reached at least 15 feet and people have found refuge in their rooftops but even there, they are not safe.

    Natural disasters such as this severe weather may have brought the floods unto the cities and into the homes but it is “man-made disasters” that keeps the flood rising; when people don’t get to take care of their surroundings and environment even by the simple act of throwing trash in the “proper places”; when city engineers and planners try to “cut corners”; when politicians are more concerned about their “pork barrel” and their “SOP” – floods like these will continue to plague the cities and the provinces.
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