We No Longer Have A Home Due to Recent Typhoon Odette

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The entire Cebu City has no electricity and water supply since the typhoon Odette hit the night of December 16th Thursday. A lot of people, including us, weren't prepared that this typhoon was so strong because it was forecasted to be signal number 1 on that day. The progression was so fast that no one has in Cebu has seen it coming. The typhoon was so strong that it left so many houses flooded and without roofs, and so many trees got uprooted.

All of my family did not feel the strong intensity of the typhoon as we were in a hotel for the wedding of my sister. The night of the 16th,we felt like the hotel was shaking and thought it was an earthquake, so we panicked for a bit. The hotel staff told us that everything was under control and it's all fine. We were evacuated to a room with no chandeliers and glass so that it's much safer, in case the typhoon gets stronger. We stayed in the meeting room of the hotel from 8pm to about 2am until it was much safer to go back to our rooms.

We never expected that the roof of our house will be gone.

Our house, it may be simple but it's built to be strong, has weathered so many strong typhoons already. So we did not really expect that this particular typhoon will leave us house-less. 😭🤧

On the morning of December 17th when we all went to our house from the hotel, I didn't know how I felt. It was a mixture of gratitude that we were all safe and deep sadness to find our house like that: it did not look like our house anymore and certainly it didn't feel like a home.

Our humble house was flooded and lots of things, appliances and gadgets were soaked in rainwater. Our electricity line was destroyed. Our beds, blankets and lots of room stuff got soaked. OUR ROOF WAS GONE😭💔 My heart was heavy to find our home like that. Our papa is the most affected personin our family, he's the saddest to see our home for so many years to be like that. He's a comic and funny person and always has side jokes from time to time but when we arrived at our house yesterday, he didn't say a word. We all felt how downhearted he was. My papa did majority of the house construction by himself: he literally built it from the ground up. It was like his "baby". He's passionate about building and renovating and fixing our house all through the years.

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Since we don't have a house now, we are currently living with our sister who resides many kilometers away from our house. We are grateful that our sister took us in, because we don't have anywhere else to go.

The construction and re-building of our house may take months I guess. Any rewards for this post will be used for the reconstruction of our home. We badly need all the help we can get🥺😭

I currently do not know how I feel because I cannot wrap my head around the idea that I am now practically homeless.
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For years we all watch the news about houses being affected by Philippine typhoons and it's crazy how now, we are a part of the statistics: many Filipino homes flooded and roofless after typhoon hit Cebu City.💔

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My parents and siblings @sassycebuana @eeventuree @swaycanete have evacuated and found shelter in our eldest sister’s house @gwenfinity @kcwonders as we plan out and wait for financial support to rebuild our home. My brothers @thejoeprocess @krystalogue @gioxide.arts are in their own homes and my recently married sister @morenatravels as well.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WE ARE ALL ALIVE AND WELL AND SAFE. THANK GOD FOR PROTECTING ALL OF US🙏🙏🙏

I pray with all my might that everyone in Cebu, the Visayas and Mindanao islands, and all people who have been affected by Typhoon Odette may be able to rise up and rebuild from the destruction and raise from the ashes🙏🥺🙏

‘Til the next post, hivers! Remember that you are loved beyond borders and beyond time & space. Okay? Okay. 💛❤️

Ciao for now! 🤗🥰

This original article is written by Jong, the blogger behind writetowander.com. All photos are hers, too.


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I am so sorry to hear about your situation Jong. Im glad you are all safe. We will get over this calamity. Your house will be a home once again. Let us stay positive.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Thanks, Klause🙏🥺 Let's continue to pray lang guys, God will provide 🙏

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Oh... sorry to hear about that ...

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Thanks...

What's important is that I and my family are all safe and sound 🙏

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Sorry to hear about this, I hope nobody was home at the time of this disaster. It sounds like you all had evacuated prior to the storm hitting. Have you ever lost your roof in any previous storms? There were some recent tornadoes here in the USA near my home that killed nearly 100 people, but my family and I were very fortunate.

I realize liquid HIVE is more valuable in a time like this, so I've sent you a 4 HIVE tip through this post. I wish I could do more, but I'm a bit of pickle myself, trying to reunite with my family. Stay strong, hope you are able to start the rebuilding process as soon as possible.

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God has really protected my family because during the landfall of the super typhoon, all of us were in the hotel for the wedding reception of my sister. We were so blessed to be safe when the strong winds hit Cebu City🥺 Yeah I've watched the news about the tornadoes, glad you and your family are a safe @justinparke

Thank you so much for the tip, I really appreciate it, we need all the help we can get, and we hope to get started with the reconstruction of the house this week🙏

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prayers to all people greatly affected by the typhoon. laban lang!

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Asking for help sometimes can be really hard to do. I hope what little I could provide with my upvotes helps. God bless.

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Thank you for the help, it's much appreciated @dynamicsteemians 🙏🙏

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I love the people of the PH and lots of great memories with the people of Cebu on the blockchain! I do wish to see your house repaired with great speed!

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This is such tragic news. The word about the devastation in Cebu has been talked about a lot in Chiang Mai as well. I hope that your luck can turn around.

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It was the first time after 1990 that a typhoon as strong as this one hit Cebu City. Our city is in a strategic location that almost all typhoons just pass by and never does any damages, not until recently. Only this super typhoon has caused such damages in Cebu City 😭

Thank you for the tip @chaingmai.hhh , my family and I are grateful 🙏

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I'm so sorry to hear this geng. Ang importante complete atong family and safe. This too shall pass 🙏🙏

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Ms Jong, dasig lang jud ta. Mabalik ra ang atup basta safe lang ta. Amping mu diha tanan. 🙏❤

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This is so bad 😭... be strong kamu, kaya yan bangon ulit!

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:) glad that u and the gang are ok at least. so sorry to hear about ur house and things. :( now ur dad can have a chance to build some more! :P

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I'm so sorry that you had to experience this unfortunate event. My prayers go out to you and your family. Stay strong, and I wish you all the best!

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This is so heartbreaking gyud. huhu I hope you and your family's fine ra @jongcl 😁

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Oh I'm so sorry to hear and see that. That's a terrible typhoon. Best wish to your famile and everyone in Cebu. Hope everything will get recovered soon. Luckily, the typhoon didn't hurt our country much.

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so sorry to hear about this and hope u will find the strength and resources to overcome this terrible situation.

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It breaks my heart every time, makakita ko news or stories about what happened sa Cebu. I am also from Cebu City but we left Cebu the night before the Odette came and ruined almost everything. Glad you and your family is safe. That is the most important thing now. Laban lang ta.

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I'm sorry to read your post. 😭
Be strong,be save

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oh no!!! Am so sorry to know this Jong, its heartbreaking!! I am deeply saddened with this news. I'd like to visit you guys very soon. It'd hard to get a mobile signal at my place even for txt and call. Will send you pm you!

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