It's 09 and what better way to face the new year than being literally flooded with water spilled from the Banica River. Good thing that our house is on an elevated area which spared us from celebrating new year evacuating ourselves saving our dear lives and greet the first morning scooping out mud and throwing away damaged appliances
Neighbor 1. House is 5 meters away from the river. They were preparing for media noche when suddenly they heard a big thud. Alas! their fence collapsed and water started seeping in. Then in a span of few minutes it started rising to more or less a meter. They heard another thud and their kitchen gave in to the pressure of both water and mud hitting the flimsy foundations of their dirty kitchen. They had to flee their house by removing some galvanized iron sheets that nearly trapped them.
Neighbor 2. The mother of my nephew's home. Their house is next to Neighbor 1's house. When the other side of their fence collapsed, water also rushed in to theirs. They have to evacuate everything that's manageable to the second floor. They celebrated their New Year there not with the excitement of seeing skies light up with foreworks but praying that water will start subsiding. My brother needs to brave the flood to save his kid. Yes only his kid. My nephew's bicycle is nowhere to be found and my mom has been jittery about it more than the whole incident. My father harrumphed.
Affected families (more or less 5 from what ive heard) have to celebrate new year scooping dirt and mud out of their houses and resumed new year celebration and media noche on the streets.
Still i say cheers for 09 and a new kitchen and fence to Neighbor 1!
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