Locally known as Typhoon Ondoy, the catastrophe caused by Ketsana was simply devastating. Never did I imagine that a torrent so huge could ravage our area, regardless of the fact that a creek runs just behind our residence. Imagine that water above, it grew four more feet higher during the night and almost reached the second floor. I was standing for almost an hour as I watched the water rises against the ceiling. Outside, the water wildly wiped out important properties some people worked for hardly to achieve. It was such an awakening experience—one that made me realized how badly the environment has been treated. I hope nothing like this gets repeated.