Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rainy All Souls Day

I got this from a news site:

MANILA -- Typhoon Santi has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Wednesday, prompting the government to warn the public from visiting cemeteries during the All Saint's Day celebration.

Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, who leads the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), said the new storm might trap those who visit their dead relatives at the cemeteries this weekend or there may be traffic congestion that could delay the response and relief efforts that may have to be done.

"Let us avoid visiting our relatives at the cemeteries, and if we really need to make a visit, we can do it earlier - before Saturday," Teodoro said.

Forecasters said Typhoon Santi (international codename: Mirinae) continues to gather strength as it moves towards northern Luzon as of late Wednesday evening.

I already have plans on taking the three kids to visit Christian's mom this Saturday as they have not visited for quite some time. I hope the storm does not push through, not only is it breaking tradition of visiting and honoring the dead with it's coming but instilling fear on our fellowmen with the danger it can bring. I used to think of storms as normal occurences, but now since the Ondoy experience it has a different meaning and i do not take it lightly.

I pray that we all be safe despite the coming of Ramil this weekend.

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