Typhoon Ondoy

Typhoon Ondoy

Sábado, 26 de septiembre, resultó ser ominoso para el pueblo filipino: el tifón Ondoy, sin prevenir, vino con toda fuerza, con lluvias más fuertes que nunca.  Aun mi casa se inundaba ―por vez primera― (sólo 2 o 3 pulgadas) dentro de un par de horas…

We woke up in the morning to the noise of strong rains, although no gusty winds, thus only typhoon signal no. 1 up. But as the hours progressed, floodwaters came rushing in and rising and rising…until CALAMITY alerts were raised.

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Photo courtesy of VIVIAN VICTORIA.

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(Marikina River – Pasig River)

Photo courtesy of friends of Kathy Zablan.

Al final del día, las de mi casa sólo tuvimos que aguantar los dolores de espalda tras haber quitado cantidades de agua (¡!)…y los miembros de mi familia, y los más íntimos han estado bien.  Pero más dolor causa la situación paupérrima en que se han quedado aún miles de personas en muchos distritos de Metro Manila y las provincias cercanas…

Relief and recovery operations continue as of this moment.  Please help us…also with prayers, similar to the following: “Lord, Father Almighty, help us [the Filipino people] recover quickly and well from this disaster… Help us to reach out to our fellow men; help us, too, to see the good behind this calamity that has befallen us.”

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Typhoon Ondoy Emergency Hotlines & Relief Operations

Rescue Operations

  1. National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061, +632-9122665) Help hotlines: (+65 734-2118, 734-2120) ndcchelpdesk@gmail.com
  2. Philippine Coast Guard (+632-5276136)
  3. Air Force (+63908-1126976, +632-8535023)
  4. Metro Manila Development Authority (136)
  5. Marikina City Rescue (+632-6462436, +632-6462423, +632920-9072902)
  6. Pasig Rescue Emergency Number (+632-6310099)
  7. Quezon City Rescue (161)
  8. San Juan City Hall Command Post (+632-4681697)
  9. Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (+63245-9634376)
  10. Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528)
  11. Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981)

Civil Society/ Media

  1. Philippine National Red Cross (143, +632-5270000)
  2. Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center hotline: (+632-6350922, +632-6347824)
  3. Go to GMA Facebook page & post complete addresses and names of people in need of immediate help.
  4. ABS-CBN Typhoon Ondoy Hotline: (+632-4163641)
  5. Jam 88.3: (+632- 6318803) or SMS at JAM (space) 883 (space) your message to 2968

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ONDOY VICTIM DIRECTORY:

(List of missing people, contact persons, etc.)

http://ateneotaskforceondoy.misa.org.ph/people

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