The vicious rage of ‘Yolanda’.
Whose heart would not be broken, after witnessing peculiar scenarios we usually see on the mainstreams of fictional movies and films? Whose tears would not fall, after having a glimpse of death and nightmare, depicted on the realms of reality? Whose feelings would not be wounded, after hearing stories of transience and melancholy?
With the superior strength of this tropical cyclone, super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is one of the strongest storms in the world, based on maximum windspeed and wide range, walloping and washing out large portions of Leyte, especially Tacloban.
Ravaging the central part of the Philippines, Yolanda, with maximum sustained winds of 275 kph, produced a deadly storm surge and brought to major parts of Visayas torrential rainfall, causing widespread flooding and massive mortality.
Accordingly, based on the latest statistics made by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), there are at least 2, 000 people included in the updated death toll, with the lying possibility that this number might still grow in the succeeding rescue operations of the government.
Unlike any other environmental adversary Philippines has encountered, Yolanda’s aftermath, perhaps, is one of those which are primarily described as severe, deadly and fatal.
Due to its indescribable force, many lives were put into a mournful closing stage. The profound future and superb dreams of the aspiring generation were enclosed in the corners of broken hopes. Pictures of happy homes were scattered in devastated premises, like pieces of puzzle thrown in the midst of nowhere.
Beyond doubt, the tickling hours, when Yolanda is ravaging the country is undeniably agonizing, leaving everyone restless and hopeless.
Nevertheless, there is life after the tragedy – a chance to start anew, a moment to restore everything that has been destroyed and a possibility to get back into life, even after the threats, which once afflict our course of survival.
Notwithstanding the fact that Yolanda is the strongest typhoon we have encountered over the course of time, we shall never let go of the ideology that Filipinos are the strongest people on Earth. Thus, Philippines is the strongest nation in the universe.
In the long run, Filipinos are resilient and manage to be still, despite prolonged sufferings and shortcomings.
Even people from all over the world believe in our ability to survive and get back into life.
CNN, believing in the Filipino spirit, shares its belief towards Filipino’s utmost resiliency:
“At the end of the day, the Filipinos will just shake off dirt from their clothes and go about their business – and SMILE. They do not complain much, they will bear as long as they can. Maybe this is why they were given the ‘privilege’ of bearing the burden of the strongest typhoon ever recorded. The indomitable human spirit at its finest.”
It is of no doubt that beyond the recent catastrophe lies stories of hope. Truly, there is life after the tragedy. (LGCC/PIA)