After the Storm

Ifugao Travel Blog

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landslide view from inside while the vehilcle was moving

I had to meet my sister who is in Kiangan, Ifugao and I have been hearing about the destruction that typhoon Emong brought. Ifugao suffered the most destruction and loss of lives.  As we started our trip from Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, we can already see a bunch of debris left from the flood. One can tell how high the water level went. It washed out everything and when the water subsided, it left all the debris and mud.

I took pictures while our vehicle is in motion. So, some of the shots are not clear. But there were lots of landslides that covered the roads. A lot have already been cleared but the mud made the roads very slippery. There was incessant rain that lasted for days, naturally the hills gave in because of the water causing these landslides.

Another landslide site
It was even worst when you get closer to Kiangan because the mud were accompanied with big boulders. Imagine these huge rocks rolling towards the houses burying people while asleep. And some houses situated on a slope of a mountain are in danger of falling down. It's a disaster. Every year there are storms  that pass by, this time the center of the storm hit Ifugao. A lot of other provinces got flooded because of the continious down pour.

On our way to Lagawe, we passed the Philippine Army, Engineering brigade helping in clearing the roads. A bunch of police trainees were also  in the muddiest and deepest part of the road, they actually helped pushed the van we were riding. So, we saw some team effort there. The roads were passable but they would still have to keep clearing the roads since some of them gets congested and only one way. Good thing, it stopped raining and was shining today.

It seems that life resumed already for everybody. They are more alert and are getting themselves ready for any disasters that may still be coming next. Storms are seasonal, and rainy season seems to have started early this year.

After the storm I actually saw a rainbow, beautiful rainbow in the sky. Too bad I don't have a photo of it. But it means to say that life is still beautiful, despite the storms in life.


planisphere says:
aw.. kawawa naman sila... nung papunta kami sa batad, dami ring landslide...
Posted on: Jun 01, 2009
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landslide view from inside while t…
landslide view from inside while …
Another landslide site
Another landslide site
Muddy road - we took this road
Muddy road - we took this road
Dirt on the roads
Dirt on the roads
Trees rolling down the hill to the…
Trees rolling down the hill to th…
Ibulao River, after the storm.
Ibulao River, after the storm.
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