Overseas Filipino Worker who can afford to buy a house within subdivision lots, or those who are successfully working on board the ship as either a nautical marine or a marine engineer, and when they go back home in the Philippines, this is one of their dream in life, a plan to buy a house on an exclusive subdivision.
Subdivision houses just a few kilometer distance to the heart of the city. There’s no available lot for sale on crowded city, if there is then it’s more expensive compare to subdivisions.
Subdivision lots before were a rice field plantations, converted to homes for those people who can afford, as Filipino populations keep on multiplying.
Those early subdivisions before were not flooded, they were completely well planned, but due to provincial old aged trees were cut by illegal loggers.
So those flood waters on the mountain due to heavy rainfall rushes to the plain grounds on nearby city, towns, and subdivisions are suffered by dirty muddy floods.
Affected flood areas in Jaro, Iloilo Philippines, those dirty waters that keeps on stagnant for days, even though heavy rains already stopped, but floods are not easily deplete.
The people stand-by to listen on AM (Amplitude Modulation) Transistor Radio News or current news flashed on local television channels if where are those areas are highly affected, if there are any school classes, or for any new advices and updates.
Subdivision Lot and Houses that are mostly affected are in Jaro, Iloilo.
As I going back to my house, I was surprise a little about what I saw, actually, this is not a rare disaster calamity that happen to our place, but this over 1 foot deep flood is very common especially when Bagyo (a Filipino term for a Typhoon) in signal number 3 comes.
A super-typhoon that brings heavy rain coincides with a high tide brings instant flood that reaches up to the roof level of the standard subdivision houses like those previous events during the Typhoon Frank disaster here in Jaro, Iloilo Philippines.
Thanks to the government here in our place for making a flood control dike so that a roof-level flood may not happen again.
Here is the link I want to share; I capture it using my Canon Digital Cam in Video Mode:
I missed to capture the first flood entry after 6 times of attempt on the first street because my rechargeable battery are in low-bat state, but thanks because I have a spare newly charged AA size battery at my trouser. Capture date on August 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm Philippine time.