Monday, September 28, 2009

We Were In The Car When The Floods Started

The typhoon has made me realize that we really are so inadequately prepared. As in my previous post, I'd like to say a little thanksgiving prayer as we are all safe. Shaken but safe.

Imagine, on the morning of the typhoon, we went to the pediatrician to have our kids checked. It was already raining cats and dogs at that time. We've encountered problems traversing Ortigas Avenue because of flash floods. Imagine! Ortigas Avenue! We passed by Greenhills Shopping Center to buy meds but the branch in Shoppesville actually had some floodwater already!

We were lucky to have reached home before the traffic jams became really bad. It could have been worse. The only things we had in our car that could conceivably be thought of as rain precautions were 1 umbrella and the car mats! We had half a dozen doughnuts which we just happened to buy on the way. No drinking water. And there were 4 of us adults, 1 preschool aged kid and 1 infant in the car. I shudder to think of what will happen if we didn't get home when we did.

We really ought to have some emergency supplies in our car. Will try to make up a list of what we could possibly need.

In the meantime, I would, again, like to be thankful for the blessing that we are all safe.

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