Life 101 - In The Eye Of The Storm
Typhoon Glenda landfall Philippines Legazpi Albay Bicol & Manila Rammasun 2014!!! c/o LIVES
The Aftermath of the Storm (Still Dawn)
Typical View of Life Before the Storm
Frankly, I would often ignore a weather forecast as to what intensity or where will it hit in our country.
Most Filipinos are used to the extreme weather disturbances the Philippines is experiencing the whole year round.
It will just an ordinary thing to hear on the radio, read on newspapers or watch on television news such kind of natural disaster, aside from fire or earthquake.
Such malady will always be the talk-of-the-town as the days go by until that particular topic will disappear into oblivion because another human-interest story will be the highlight of morning talks and the like.
Frankly speaking, I never experience a Yolanda-like magnitude of storm happening in our place here in Camarines Sur.
Until Typhoon Glenda came.
The Bicol Region was literally ravaged, destroyed, trampled and left as another hopeless case (for months) by the Signal 4 tropical storm.
Basically, I would have ignored it again and prepare just nonchalantly.
This time it's different.
I've been involved with the disaster preparedness program in our place, so, the action to mobilize, motivate and encourage local residents to take heed with our evacuation plan once the storm intensified and hit our place.
What the Storm Destroyed
The Night Storm Glenda Visited
We already knew Typhoon Glenda will be hitting our place, around six o-clock in the evening, July 15, 2014.
We've already secured and closed the windows as it started raining and the wind howling.
Dinner was eaten in a haste, since the electricity has been shut off from the the distributor's line in the city.
The easterly wind started to intensify around eight o-clock, and one of our windows gave way to its force, as glasses were shattered one by one.
Then, as if on a cue, mango trees were uprooted by the strong wind brought about by the typhoon.
Hissing sound of angry wind, flying roof and uprooted trees and all,such a heavy upheaval as the 'eye of the storm' pummeled its fury in this part of countryside.
And we thought, such easterly wind will be the strongest for the night. Not at all, because after twenty minutes or so, a new wind direction, the southerly winds doubled its force and added destruction to complete the night, living us praying for cease in due time.
What Courage may bring after the Storm
As if by an initial judgment, storms come and go out our lives in order to stir, jolt or awaken our being forgetful when it comes to thanking God for the blessings we received each day.
Storms will test our tenacity, if we can endure the perils and challenges that life may bring.
The surge of the wind is like the problems coming in our way. If we can stand it and find solution to take refuge, then, we can endure its strength.
Destruction from here, there and everywhere...as the eye of the storm passes, the realities of life being tested are slowly unveiled.
There will be a momentary hopelessness but it takes courage to stand up again and pick up the remnants that we can use in order to rebuild our lives again.
If you will believe what I have said, PEACE can be found in the EYE OF THE STORM.
Water Swelled at the River after the Storm.
Bible Verses regarding Storm
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Related Hubs regarding Storms
- Philippine Scene # 18 - Tropical Cyclone Yolanda
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