In conformity of the custom in vogue in the village, I touched the feet of the elderly people coming on my way and thereafter had a few words of welcome. Due to which they become homeless and helpless. In some areas, power and communications have been out for days. But when they returned, they told her that her aunt had died, apparently after falling down. In some areas, power and communications have been out for days. During the flood time the tall trees withstanding the swaying slap of the flowing water would spread their branches to provide the shelter for many birds and animals including the snakes and would provide to the tired travelers the soothing and refreshing shade. During my childhood in every village there used to be two- three" kansars" (mud-made hearths) for frying "bhuja", "chura", "murhi" to be relished in the evening by children and also adults. Many of the deaths occurred in the low-lying suburbs of Cainta and Rizal, east of Manila, the capital. When I was a small child living in my remote village, I always had the strong liking for swimming in the pond and the village river and because of this fetish my happiness used to get doubled during the flood time. The Cagayan River overflowed after two weeks of torrential rains, burying entire villages under water and mud. I got up in helter skelter, as the train arrived on the last destination. At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan. Short Story 2011 Excellence Award in the 'Writers Wanted - July 2011 - Step Write Up' competition. The scenic beauty of the village during the flood time was fantastic and mesmerizing as well. Once upon a time in Queensland, there was a huge flood. State weather forecasters had not placed the region in Typhoon Vamco’s treacherous path, only noting that it could cause floods. A male goat came and started to eat the flour she was making. A house damaged by the floods in Tuguegarao City. The flag of symbolic meaning of village that I always hoisted in Kolkata laid crestfallen right before my nose but I could not do anything but kept staring in the dark. Like other rustic children I too always longed for the beautiful glimpse of the flood - the water inundating everything on the earth - the fields where the villagers grew different crops and sustain their families , the roads connecting the village with the nearest towns and district headquarter crowded with those shouting slogans only to be given the relief offered by the government , the small huts and cottages on either side of the roads which could be found in any backward village of India, different animals like cows, oxen, buffalos floating on the current of water, the snakes and the many of the insects I didn't know that name by that time. The coffins of Ian Pagulayan, 17, Frank Pagulayan, 19, and Virginia Bautista, their grandmother. Hat’s story illustrates how a natural disaster can be devastating for poor families. Donate to help children and women in need. So, the condition of the villagers is quite well-to-do. Mine was there on the upper berth everybody desires to occupy for trouble free journey and also for the germination of thoughts. To see the alarming flood situation I was dumbstruck; I had never seen such a devastating flood ever before. when the water receded and everything was normal with the transport plying on the roads not touched by the flood and particularly the train I could not help catching the train to Darbhanga my hometown; this train was sure to connect me with the imaginative and unfelt happiness of the future when I would reach the destination and meet all and visit the thing quite worth seeing. I had never thought that they became quite urban in their language, behavior, thoughts, and customs. The news channel Aaj Tak was highlighting the dreadful situation of the flood engulfing entire North Bihar. Two of his seven children — Ian, 17, and Frank, 19 — along with his mother-in-law, Virginia Bautista, were killed when a landslide buried their modest wooden home. Like other rustic children I too always longed for the beautiful glimpse of the flood - the water inundating everything on the earth - the fields where the villagers grew different crops and sustain their families , the roads connecting the village with the nearest towns and district headquarter crowded with those shouting slogans only to be given the relief offered by the government , the small huts and cottages on … Flood is an overflow of huge amount of water covering large areas causing destruction at the places affected. The village appeared to me a barren land with no seeds of love, compassion, cooperation and friendship to grow for the sustenance of human relationship in society. “This is the first time in 45 years, that I know of, that this has happened,” said Manuel Mamba, Cagayan’s governor. Donate now. Some of the villagers would be sitting, some squatting and some standing along the road untouched by the cruel hand of the flood and fish out; some for their entertainment while some for the meal to be cooked at home and tasted with great taste. Some villager look by swimming with the help of boat, banana branch, bansh, pakhwar etc. Residents worked to save their rice crop as floodwaters subsided in Baggao. Father and son duo Shatrughan Sinha and Luv Sinhha. Flood occurs due to excessive downpour and lack of proper drainage system. Shouldn't Tejashwi be Barred from Becoming the Leader of the Opposition? Deforestation in watershed areas, as well as siltation, have also made living near the river more dangerous. “Maybe she was watching over us.”. “We want all the isolated areas to be reached, because when you see people living, sleeping on the rooftops waving at you, you could almost feel how relieved they are to see you,” said Lt. Col. Wildemar Tiu, a co-pilot on the relief mission. After so many years we are again experiencing this kind of Flood and still, rain continues,” Calixtro wrote. It is to me, and everybody must agree, a rural metro- a village in the town and a town in the village. At the night that I passed in the village I was not able to sleep and hence kept tossing up and taking turns on my bed kept at my dalaan with vast openness for the wind to come into, as I was wondering at how the rapid urbanization had carried away the people and whither nobody knows? Homes provided little refuge from the devastation. The flooding has now affected eight regions and three million people, according to the United Nations’ humanitarian office. The dead bodies being carried away by the current used to give bad stench. “We knew that the water would eventually stop rising,” Ms. Malilin said. JD-U leader Mewalal Choudhary (file photo). The girl drove the goat away, but soon it came back. LEGAZPI CITY—At least 10 people were rescued from rampaging flood waters at a village in San Jose town, Camarines Sur province on Wednesday at the height of Typhoon Ulysses.