as of 9:30pm tonight august 7, 2012, it has been raining nonstop here in quezon city for the past 30 hours. that is scary. i don't remember anything like this happening when i was younger, or since we moved to this new place in tandangsora.
classes were suspended yesterday, so i was able to reach home at around 4pm. they were still suspended today, so i just stayed home with my family. for the record, the rains haven't stopped.... there were times during the day that it was very light, but it was still raining. for the record, not a minute that no drop of rain was falling from the sky. literally.
i'm trying to recall our ondoy experience... as far as i can remember, rains stopped around 7pm, making it only 12 hours total. this is very different, and what's weird is that this is not even a typhoon or a low pressure area!! this is simply hanging habagat!
our ondoy experience in 2009 forced us to leave our previous residence. so far in these rains, we are very lucky because this house is located at the top of a street that slopes down to a creek. heaven forbid, but the entire bottom of the creek area has to be submerged first before floodwaters even reach our doorstep. the news has been quite depressing. most of metro manila submerged.
if your house is comfortable enough, do not attempt to go out. stay safe and dry indoors unless it's absolutely necessary. please heed warnings of evacuation, especially those living around bodies of water; always be ready with an emergency bag.
we are all praying for each other's safety.