Typhoon Sendong ravaged Iligan City and most of Northern Mindanao in the early morning of December 17, 2011.
Initially, I had no idea it was a serious disaster until I went to our supposedly meeting place at Jacko’s Kan-anan in Gerona. We’ve had a planned visitation in Mainit to donate school bags to the kids.
I took the following photos about twelve hours after the typhoon slammed Iligan.
At Mahayahay area, in front of Iligan Capitol College.
Inside Iligan Capitol College. Look the floodline on the column at right most. Flood rose up to more than 6 feet at Mahayahay.
At Mahayahay area. Cars piled up by the flood.
Missing shoe, at the Mahayahay area.
God bless the military for the help. The building at the background is Iligan Capitol College.
SURVIVED. They are going to the Hinaplanon area.
San Lorenzo Ruiz church, makeshift as evacuation center.
The interior of San Lorenzo Ruiz church, makeshift as evacuation center.
Mother holding her baby, blessed to have a living loved one.
This Feroza car was swept for almost a kilometer away from the owner’s house. At San Lorenzo church in Gerona-Hinaplanon area.
My uncle’s house. Flood rose up the roof of the first floor (about 8 to 10 feet), approximately just below the floor of the second floor.
This is at Hinaplanon-Bayug area, close to San Lorenzo church.
One of the casualties of typhoon Sendong. I gave a little amount for allowing me to shoot them.
God bless the military for the help. Near the Hinaplanon Barangay Hall.
Going inside Hinaplanon.
Inside Hinaplanon. Cars as if kissing each other.
A pickup truck turned upside down in Citibest Inn. In Hinaplanon.
Wooden house rammed into a mansion. In Hinaplanon area.
The owner of the Feroza that was swept for a kilometer away.
Kia Pride fell into the creek.
My uncle’s car swept for about 300 meters away from his house.
Cars and trucks fell into a lower leveled area. In Hinaplanon area.
Mini trucks swept by the rushing flood.
According to some accounts, flood rose up to more than 10 feet in a matter of 10 seconds.
Inside the home of my uncle. All of his appliances are probably useless.
Sendong left with an ankle deep mud.
This black color is not paint, but car oil from a nearby car repair shop.
Flattened carton boxes to be used as sleeping matte for the refugees at San Lorenzo Ruiz church in Hinaplanon.
Military personnel carrying goods for the evacuees at San Lorenzo Ruiz church in Hinaplanon.
Thank God for the Red Cross volunteers.
Owned by a certain Milan in Hinaplanon. The kid is all smiles despite the destruction all around. Even the lady inside the gate is in positive mood.
At the Acedo Compound in Hinaplanon. They’re staying on the roof for the past two days.
Black van fell into the creek, in Hinaplanon.
This couple is trying to salvage what was left of their home. They live just along the riverbanks of Mandulog River.
Another angle of the large house with wooden house on its fence.