When many of my country men would end up on the roofs of their houses (yes, even rich families from some posh villages were not spared), your slippers would just get wet if you step outside our house. That's how lucky and grateful we are. Our area was very much spared.
For these people, it's just like losing their properties and possessions due to fire... except that their stuff are laid inutile not in ashes.
A number of them lost loved ones too.
The amount of rainfall in just one day was equivalent to a month of rainfall. That's how bad it was. Some places that would never get flooded would get flooded big time.
That morning I had to take my toddler-nephew and his mom to the doctor. We were half-way through when we decided to turn back since there were flooded areas practically everywhere! It took us 4 hours to get back home. Luckily we were using our 4x4 Isuzu Trooper hence I was able to brave through waist deep roads. Otherwise we would have been stuck somewhere. It was kinda surreal for a driver since there was no more order in traffic direction. Vehicles are using the "wrong side of the road" just to be able to avoid flooded sections.
Electricity was cut in our area too for quite some time. And when it came back, there was still no internet connection and our cellphone lines were not efficient.
It was a humbling experience. I had to process my son that it was more than just a day with heavy rains all through out. I had to make him realize how lucky he was that he didn't go through what the others did.
We ended up helping out in giving relief goods in our area.
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