Yolanda hits the Philippines and leaves history as the strongest typhoon in the Philippines and in Asia. It has left thousands of people mourning for their lost loved ones and left thousands of people dead. It is believed that Yolanda has killed more than 10,000 people. Sadly, the problem does not end there. Places such as Bohol, Leyte, Cebu and etc are in trouble of shortage of food. Many try to donate but fails because roads are blocked by debris. Airports no longer stand and has been destroyed by the super typhoon too. Only runways remain but also filled debris thus, making it impossible for planes to land. Cellular sites has shut down in areas heavily affected by the typhoon causing lack of communication from the capital city of the Philippines, Metro Manila. Government officials has tried their best efforts to send relief goods with such situation. Pope Francis has even sent prayers to the Philippines. Even some international celebrities did their best to extend their best efforts to help. With the continuing rise of death toll and of those missing, can the Filipinos regain footing to recover?
Filipinos are generally known as the happiest people in the world. Why? Well, it isn’t the first time we’ve experienced flood but not as strong. Even though streets are filled with water as high as the chest, Filipinos never fail to find enjoyment. Sometimes as simple as a 5 second fame on TV is enough to make them smile. Currently, reports say that it has left the survivors of Yolanda looking like ‘the walking dead‘. I can’t blame them since they’ve gone through hell, maybe even seeing people die in front of their eyes. They’ve also started to starve, they don’t even have shelter! If I were in their shoes I wouldn’t even give any effort to find enjoyment.
No matter how much the Philippines have tried their best efforts to prepare with the warnings given, the typhoon was simply much more stronger than it has been expected it would be. There was even a case in Leyte that one evacuation center was hit by a storm surge and water filled the place as high as 20ft. causing everyone inside to drown. But that’s just one of the several other cases throughout the affected areas.
Since the communication systems are down, the giving of relief goods are much more difficult. In the recent updates from the news, the President of the Philippines says that it is 10 times more than the usual effort to send relief goods to the affected areas. People whom have relatives and friends in those affected areas are worried. They are currently unaware of their status. Some may be missing, some may gratefully be alive, and some may even be dead! It leaves those people devastated and wondering what has happened to their loved ones.
In the span of 2-3 days, typhoon Yolanda, also know as the strongest typhoon in the Philippines and in Asia, has left the country in depressing conditions. Everyone else is giving their best efforts to send relief goods and extend help in the Philippines. Transportation and communication also continue to be a problem in doing such things. Thousands dead, many missing, much more left worried for their loved ones, they are the living proof of what Yolanda has left.
I am currently begging that those whom have read this, please, please, pray for my country. We need your prayers. Please pray that we may have hope that we can get through these conditions and recover. Hopefully, this will make you appreciate your loved ones that are with you now.