Typhoon Ondoy Profiled by Technology
As groups of people abandoned homes, retreated to the nearest roof, and prayed for the water to stop rising, more fortunate Filipinos within Typhoon Ondoy’s (known internationally as Ketsana) trail of destruction remained active online. Without knowing if and when power and internet access would give out, these people shared with the rest of the Philippines—and the world—just what was happening.
Tropical Storm Ondoy and Park 9: “It was only a few hours ago when I decided to browse around that I freaked out with what I saw.”
Wash Away: “I don’t know how to write this post. It’s just too difficult to hear the stories of friends and family who have lost everything from Typhoon Ondoy. It’s too difficult to watch news reports of people high above their rooftops, with all their possessions destroyed, their lives ruined, their spirits sagging like anything would in strong winds and powerful storms. My own story for this storm is to be stuck for 18 hours in the office. That’s nothing, compared to the unlucky folks in evacuation centers and the homes of the generous friends and relatives living in higher ground. They’re drenched, cold, sick, with literally nothing but the clothes on their backs.”
How Bad Typhoon Ondoy Was: A great compilation of Youtube of the damage throughout Metro Manila and other affected areas. Here’s what I found the most shocking:
Where to send donations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy: What the title says.
Here’s a video on Facebook showing the Ayala Avenue pedestrian underpasses completely submerged (Thanks @thegreatest!).
Got any more online stories of Ondoy to share? Feel free to share them below.
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