Facebook Private Message Exchanges During Typhoon Maring

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_____Sunday_____

7:20AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

How meow! It’s still raining here. Flood waters reached the end of the street yesterday.

I did something bad.

7:21AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Flood’s been raising quite fast  back there no? I think it’s because they’re raising the highway.

Hit me. What happened?

7:21AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

I went to fetch auntie from the church yesterday since it was raining hard. There were these two kittens on the side of the road in front of house #1 with two mommy cats

7:22AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

You ran after them and took them home?!

7:22AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

The two mommy cats were trying to pick up one kitten (gray). Gutter’s already flooded. Flood was two houses to where they were.

7:22AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

You ran after them and they fell into the water?!

7:24AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

One mommy cat was able to pick up gray kitten. She and the other mommy cat went to the house #2 across the street.  I thought they’d pick the other kitten (white) up so I went on my way.

On our way back we saw white kitten in the fenced sidewalk in front of house #1. The mommy cats left it. I could not reach it. It was raining hard and it refuses to move from under the bushes.

7:30AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Did it drown?

7:30AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

I don’t know. Auntie said it would jump over our neighbor’s fence for higher ground. Will check later.

I feel so bad!!!!

1:03AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

The kitten’s not there anymore.

_____Monday_____

12:27AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Is it still raining there?

12:28AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Yes. We’ve lifted your bed’s mattress and everything off the first floor of your shelves.

12:29AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Yikes. It got into the main house? Did you guys turn off the power?

12:29AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Yes. Two inches deep. Thigh deep on the street. Yes.

12:29AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Thanks for lifting my stuff. Hope the rain eases up. Is there a typhoon?

12:29AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Southwest monsoon again. There’s a typhoon, Maring, but it’s not on land so there’s no signal.

12:44AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

It was hot here. We didn’t think it would rain so hard there. I’ve been chasing cats. How are the people and cats there?

12:49AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Asleep. It’s like Ondoy. It was sunny there in SG. Fine weather for the F1 Races. PAGASA says 3 more hours of rain. Two Bulacan dams are releasing water.

Meycauayan’s one of the last municipalities to announce class suspension. Times like this I wish Meycauayan has an official facebook page like Marilao.  http://www.facebook.com/MarileNews

7:22AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Water has receded. House is now flood-free. Flood on the street is until the second house from the corner. La Mesa Dam is on red alert though. Nears spilling level. Rain has stopped.

9:17AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Rain stopping Is good. But it could still be raining in other areas. Our street is the catch basin, you know.

_____Tuesday_____

8:17AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Is it raining there? It’s gloomy here now. It rained a while ago.

10:10AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Our house is flooded again. I’m going offline as soon as I check status of dams.

10:14AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

We only get The Filipino Channel here. There’s no news about Bulacan.

How are the cats? They’re lucky they’re plushed.

10:17AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

If you need news on the weather, status of dams and class suspensions, you’re better off checking twitter and facebook. And this site: https://www.facebook.com/PDRRMCBulacan.

Yes, they are. Plush. With big eyes.  Can we have hot soup today? Pwetty Pwease.

I need to go.

11:51AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

La Mesa Dam has overflowed. (La Mesa Dam does not have gates for letting out water. )

12:49PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

How high is the flood? Is it still raining really hard? It’s raining hard here.

3:33PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

It has reached the first step towards the dining room. Waist deep on the street. La Mesa, Bustos and Ipo Dams are releasing water.

6:41PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Damn.

6:43PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

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_____Wednesday_____

8:14AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

It’s been raining intermittently. Two dams are still open. La Mesa Dam is overflowing. Good thing today’s a holiday. Our younger brother’s here. More hands on deck. Meycauayan’s on GMA7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3vOt_BfSrw

2:33PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Just finished watching….wah, they mentioned Pandayan…after all this time…tried spotting a familiar place. How are things there now?

2:35PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Water has seeped out of the house when we woke up but it’s back in right now, an inch deep. Ian and Pa bought dog food  this morning and saw an amphibian truck, GMA7’s.

2:36PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Nice. Who’s the reporter covering? Did they get a picture?

2:40PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

No pics. They didn’t see the reporter. But I think it’s Bam Alegre, There was a clip in Balitanghali. Rhea Santos was over at Saluysoy / Poblacion for Unang Hirit.

Someone from NDRRMC said Meycauayan is not affected when dams release water. It’s just high tide. The vice mayor did not counter the statement. Are they freaking kidding me? I’ve been living here since I was a kid and the moment dams release water we get floods or we remain flooded. I’ve checked. Water from Angat Dam flows to Ipo and Bustos Dams. Water from Ipo Dam flows to La Mesa Dam. La Mesa Dam flows to Tullahan River. An official from Valenzuela said in the news that the Meycauayan Pumping  could not handle the amount of water anymore.

It’s raining again. I really, really, really wish it would stop already.  You can hear the pitiful cries of dogs left by owners.

I have to go again.

2:41PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

I hope so too. Hi to all. Tell everyone to take care.

_____Thursday_____

5:20AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Flood is down to the large stone near our gate. Younger brother has left. He’s been up all night fielding work-related calls.

And then you have government workers complaining on the non-suspension of work last Tuesday, which eventually was suspended before lunch, while us private offices have had work Monday and Tuesday. Sheesh!!!

8:23AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Raining still and the flood’s back in the house. Typhoon Maring has left but there’s a low pressure area east of Luzon. And water in Angat Dam is rising quite fast.

9:52AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Wei….it’s just too much…there are people commenting, (hindi pa naman lampas tao) it’s not over people’s heads yet…are they right in the mind?…what if this happens to them.

_____Friday_____

7:38AM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Wei….how are thing there…? report says rain’s down to drizzles…there? how’s the people there?

1:34PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

It stopped raining. Sun’s up. There’s still flood in front of our house. It’s going down rather slowly. There were kids catching fish this morning. They had nets and this guy uses an improvised devise to electrocute fish.

Some kids have already been using the street as a swimming pool yesterday.

Actually, life has been normal in other parts of the subdivision and the world since yesterday afternoon. Well, since Monday.  Like you said, catch basin.

Remember the gray kitten which one of the mommy cats picked up? It’s dead. Drowned. I don’t know what happened to its sibling.

Still wary of rising water in dams and the LPA. Expected to hit this Monday, Tuesday. I don’t feel like putting stuff back down since we could get flooded again.

11:02PM

roseplant15a CC Three:

Poor kitten. Six days of rain… 😦

_____Today_____

1:36AM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Maybe more.

11:41PM

26403_109827965718918_8148261_n Salmon Cat:

Noticed that PDRRMC failed to note two incidents when the Ipo Dam overflowed. Curious.

Thursday at 8AM, http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/08/22/1119451/dams-remain-critical-la-mesa-magat-ipo-overflowing

Today at 5PM http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/323485/news/regions/pagasa-ipo-dam-opens-2-gates-amid-heavy-rain-in-parts-of-luzon

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