This would have been a very relevant story as thousands of families in Manila have been driven out of their homes to survive and cope with floods that resulted from torrential rains. Perhaps next week I shall post my thoughts on The Flood and other short stories for Short Stories on Wednesdays. Right now, for today, I would like to apologize if I could not post any. Simple Clockwork, as an active member of the Cebu Bloggers Society Inc., is taking a break this week to focus its energies on information dissemination via Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to help direct donors and volunteers to the calamity-hit areas in Luzon where Manila is part of.
You see, we need all the help we can get. The figures are alarming. And many of us in the Visayas and Mindanao have friends and relatives residing in Manila. Based on Google Crisis Response:
“On Monday, 6 August 2012 a Southwest Monsoon brought by Tropical Storm Haiku hit the Island of Luzon, Philippines and brought 24 hours of torrential rains that triggered disastrous flooding. NCR, Region I, III and IV-A are worst hit, with more than 800,000 persons affected. More than 250,000 people are in evacuation centers. (Source: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council)”
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Friends, we are counting on your prayers and whatever help you can extend. You can check out the Philippine Red Cross site for more information on how you can help.
Still, for Short Stories on Wednesdays, kindly use this post to share your links to the short stories you have read this week. I will head there and help spread the word about your blog posts. Thanks!
- Nancy -