After the Storm
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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.
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.