Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Day of Fire and Water

One day, two disasters, and I'm involved in both of them(well, kind of). Just my luck, eh?
The first disaster, "Fire" is of course the Oil Depot Fire in Plumpang, which happened on January 18th. The area is quite close to where I live, not very close but close enough so that if something goes awry, the fire will certainly spread to the area where I live. So what's the most reasonable thing to do? my family decides to go back to the old house, the same old house that has always sufer from floods in the last two years(well, not last year but the road IS flooded).

And whoop-dee-do, we have our second disaster, "Water". Around 12.00PM it starts raining and around 01.00AM I got to the old house and watch some TV news then went to sleep on around 02.00AM. The rain gets worse and it starts flooding on 03.00AM, that's just great. So we hop to the cars and try to get the heck out of the neighbourhood. But no, it can't be THAT easy, the road just have to be packed with people and all the crossroads are filled with cars that are parked there to avoid the water. And what do we get? around half an hour wait inside the car, in the middle of the road, with water rising all around us. Thankfully we got to the larger road at around 03.30AM. We wait there until 06.00AM and when we saw that the water level is lower, we went straight to the new house. Heck, contained fire near the area is far better than living with water up to your knee(inside the house).

So there you have it, hopefully the worst day of my life...

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