NEWS: After Ondoy, Typhoon Pepeng Now Devastates Luzon
Just when we Filipinos thought that nature’s wrath was over, Typhoon Pepeng came back to devastate Northern Luzon, leaving an even worse mark than Ondoy did just weeks ago. Region 1 and Region 2 of the Philippines were the worst hit, including provinces such as Pangasinan, La Union, Pampanga, Tarlac, the Benguet Province, Cagayan Valley, Nueva Ecjia, Nueva Viscaya, and Ilocos.
Baguio City was one of the worst hit due to massive landslides which killed hundres of people and destroyed so many homes. To show you the aftermath of Typhoon Pepeng here are sample pictures from SM Rosales in Pangasinan, where 90% of the province is flooded (credits to Lindfred Yap): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2810663&id=649558796&comments&alert#/album.php?aid=115965&id=649558796
It seems that our donations for Ondoy victims are not enough; we still need to help our brothers in sisters in these areas. The private corporate sector has been doing a great job so far in helping out through donations, volunteer work, and prayers. It’s aslo a good thing that the government has been stepping up its efforts as well, as 3000 homes were given by Home Guaranty Corporation in a high part of Rizal, as explained in this Philippine Star article: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=513270&publicationSubCategoryId=66.
For the victims of Pepeng and Ondoy, please do read this previous blog post on How to Salvage a Flooded home to get you back up on your feet quickly: http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/typhoon-ondoy-victims-how-to-salvage-a-flooded-home/.
Also, take note of some of the Emergency Numbers you can contact here: http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/to-those-affected-by-floods-of-typhoon-ondoy-floods/
The next blog post will cover some more tips and lessons which we all need to learn due to Pepeng and Ondoy‘s destruction. Stay tuned and stay safe everyone!