The deluge started yesterday. Although the rain and cool winds brought about a welcome respite from all the humidity these past few days, it was a challenge going to work. To start off, I had to wade in about an inch of water to get into my car. Yep, water got into our garage - so much for our "new and improved" drainage system, eh? After all the work the DPWH crew did too - ha! Once out of the garage, I had to turn my wipers on full blast but still, visibility was poor because of the torrential downpour. Everyone was driving real slow since the roads were slippery and this resulted in major gridlock from the South Superhighway all the way to Buendia going into Makati. Aaargh! I was almost late for work! And going home was no picnic either. I was stuck in traffic along Valero Street for half an hour. I swear, my poor old car only got to move an inch every five minutes!
The unrelenting weather caused the suspension of classes in all levels and government offices let their employees leave for their homes early. Since a lot of streets were flooded, most of those who were sent home had a difficult time as they stood soaking wet for hours waiting for buses, jeeps or cabs. Boo! The government should have announced the suspension of classes earlier. The Department of Education should already have that much foresight by now. The havoc floods wreak, especially to the schoolchildren, is never a pleasant experience. I just hope conditions are better tomorrow - weather analysts say Florita should be well on its way towards the South China Sea by morning. We'll see if they speak the truth...
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