Typhoon Devastates Manila

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Having seen on the news the devastation caused by the Typhoon, I feel I must write about it. People have died, and are homeless, they have no food or water, and they need the help of the whole world. Read on to find out more about it.

Typhoon Devastates Manila

There were such distressing scenes on the news about the devastation caused by the Typhoon in Manila last night, it has left an imprint of horror in my mind which I cannot ignore.

Whilst I was sitting in my cosy lounge, having just eaten a nice meal, there were people sitting amongst debris of fallen houses, some had only sticks left to show what had once been their home. There was a young girl who was 8 months pregnant, she has lost her whole family, and she is alone with no food or water, and yet still she speaks of hope when interviewed for the news.

A young man was busy with a stretcher carrying out the dead bodies of his wife and 4 children from inside the wrecked shell of what was once his home. There were also scenes of people desperately wading through the floods to seek a place of refuge, and hoping that the water would not swallow them up.

What about the children?

Children were not able to go to school because the buildings are wrecked, some of the aid centres have also suffered, and they are seen playing with a broken power cable, and jumping in and out of puddles. These children look bright and cheerful, their courage in treating this situation as an adventure, and a part of normal life is inspiring to see.

They have no toys, no computers, no food or water, but they do have resilience, and I pray that God will help all these people in their desperate hour of need. Children can be seen walking along the road with boards begging for a lift to get away from this area, they smile, but goodness me, what do they have to smile about?

Help is Coming

The President has declared it a Disaster, and they have been promised aid, but this all takes time. Great Britain, Australia and USA to date, have pledged support, and Aid workers can be seen unloading lorries full of supplies all through the night. They work tirelessly to help these people.

My home is everything to me, it signifies love peace and contentment, and I could think of nothing worse than seeing it as an empty shell and being homeless . The bravery of these people is inspirational, one man showed us the remains of his shop, saying he now has no livelihood to feed his family.

I am praying now for the survivors that they get the help they need to rebuild their shattered city, and their own shattered lives. If anyone can spare anything no matter how small, please help them, these people are desperate.
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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Mariah
12th Nov 2013 (#)

My respects to you for writing this article Carol, what we have seen is beyond horrific.
I echo your thoughts and prayers for these poor people, those who have lost their lives, their families, the children, and the now homeless.
It's unthinkable and makes us so grateful for our families, our comforts and our well being, which we often take for granted.
Thank you for this very well presented and important reference to this massive tragedy. x

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

I felt I had to Mariah, it's such a tragedy!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Dear Carol ...I echo the words of Mariah ...with great respect and thanks to you for writing this article .
We who have so much , have so much more to be thankful for ....may we never forget that .
It doesn't bear thinking of , to lose everything , and those we love in one moment , and yet this is exactly what has happened to thousands of lives ..
My prayers are added to yours for all those who are existing in the aftermath of this great horror .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Carol well said...prayers and aid of every kind...thoughts and hope food and time... such unbearable loss and suffering...

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

I hope it raises awareness a bit more Delicia

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

I hope it raises awareness a bit more Delicia

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

I hope it raises awareness a bit more Delicia

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks Carol for highlighting this tragedy and the resilience of the people. When expectations are little the disappointments are likewise. Even in the poorest of countries there are the very rich who tend to be the unhappiest at least in terms of spreading misery around them with their attitude and greed. Filipinos are happy go lucky people with strong family and societal bonding but they need all the help they can get in this moment of grief - siva

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Yes they are so happy, I agree Siva.

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author avatar M G Singh
12th Nov 2013 (#)

This is very sad news, but I feel with ample warning the Government reaction was very slow. People were just praying in chruches, thinking Jesus will ward of the cyclone. Last month a cyclone struck the east coast of India, but the government had evacuated 200,000 people and only about 4/5 died. The Philippines are located ona volcanic rim of the Pacific Ocean and they should have been better prepared. However its a sad event that more than 10,000 people should die for nothing

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

You are so right Madan, thanks for reading

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Nov 2013 (#)

How terrible this is indeed...thank you for placing it here on wiki so we can send light and healing to all those in Manila..

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

You are welcome Carolina.

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author avatar LOVERME
12th Nov 2013 (#)

I have been wandering throughout the disaster and wanting to write …Glad you have preceded me. …It is at this time we think of GOD …as the only necessity … but the Govts’, Rulers ought to see far ahead ….that disaster is nature’s natural wrath …can any God stop it?..But we all can and as much as must help those who have become bereaved and distraught … in the hurricane of life...naturally caught …more by way of help by sending assistance...rather than praying alone ….God comes in as a faith ------at such times …even he can't prevent the wrath nature has in mind unknowingly to one and YET..All …But at such times little is left for us to do …we can only pray for those in such a plight...Pray my brethren …kith and kin for smaller mercies …we all have up our sleeves …till we are hopefully, not … in such a position ….I do pray on your behalf to the Almighty … to give those who face such a tragedy …Like a young gal gave birth to a child …just as her mom was absorbed by waves from the ocean… at such times … there is nothing left ---but prayer--- to participate in the grief …we all would like to share …Prayer is all we can now do …Politicians---- wealthy and philanthropic …come forwards will all of you ----Amen

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks for your support Loverme

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author avatar Connie McKinney
12th Nov 2013 (#)

This is a terrible tragedy. Thanks for spreading the word, Carol.

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author avatar Carol
12th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading Connie

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
14th Nov 2013 (#)

Agree with Madan. We've been hearing about the trouble for a while, even here in the states. Not that we have any room to talk with Katrina and Andrew and the fallout of other hurricanes, but the loss of life just sickens me.

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author avatar Carol
14th Nov 2013 (#)

Yes you are right Phyl, thanks for reading.

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author avatar Mike Robbers
15th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you Carol for this post,these people definetely need our prayers and support in any ways..

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author avatar Carol
15th Nov 2013 (#)

you are welcome Mike

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author avatar Souvik
21st Nov 2013 (#)

Very well written, Carol.

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author avatar Carol
21st Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you Souvik

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