Typhoon Sendong reached Iligan City last night. The wind and rain was so strong, but I did not care. It was just one of those typhoons, I thought.
At around 11pm, internet connection was off. I tried turning off and on the router to revive the connection. After 15 minutes, I gave up and went to sleep.
In the morning at 7:00 am, there was still no internet connection.
I better go to my appointment at 8:00 am.
A friend with a car saw me waiting for a public transport which was scarce. He let me inside his car, then he told me that the typhoon was strong, and that his office mate’s daughter died.
The flood was over 6 feet. Many died which was unaccounted for at the time in 7:45 in the morning.
The typhoon left with huge damage in Iligan City, Cagayan De Oro and other areas in Northern Mindanao. My rough estimate more than 100 people died in Iligan alone.
I was complaining about the internet connection when there is an ever bigger and more serious problem around me.
Please see the photos I shot in the aftermath of the typhoon Sendong in Iligan City.
Ways to donate: http://storify.com/moveph/how-you-can-help-sendong-victims