Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The chickens are at the bottom of the map. Mrs Oz is in the green area just south of the typhoon. All is ok. The storm has made landfall well north. I hope the folks up their have the resources standing by to help.

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  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    Happy World Egg Day
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    This is an update of the floods from last week (separate to the Typhoon up north this week)

    The death toll from flooding that hit the Visayas and Mindanao earlier this week has risen to 20, according to the national disaster agency.
    Except for one who died from electrocution, the victims drowned in flash floods brought by heavy rain caused by intertropical convergence over Western and Central Visayas, Palawan and Mindanao from Oct. 4 to 8.
    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday that flash floods killed two people in Western Visayas, eight in Central Visayas, six on the Zamboanga Peninsula and four in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

    Two kids dead

    Among the dead were two children: 5-year-old Quennie Ymon of San Remegio, Antique province, who was swept away while crossing the Pabella Creek on Oct. 4, and 8-year-old Mariluna Andawa of Kalye Fatime Zone 8, Ayala, in Zamboanga City.
    Two other people remain missing since they were swept away by floodwaters in Negros Oriental province on Oct. 4.
    The NDRRMC said 87,096 people were displaced, with 32,556 of them in temporary shelters as of Friday morning.
    Nearly 208,000 families in 11 cities in 13 provinces in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Soccksargen and the ARMM were affected by the floods.
    Negros Occidental province, which was placed under a state of calamity, has reported P86 million in damage to infrastructure and agriculture.
    Landslides and flash floods damaged 19 roads and bridges in the provinces of Negros Oriental, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay.
    The National Bridge in Bugcaon village in Lantapan town in Bukidnon province and the Kudyawan Bridge in Negros Oriental province were also damaged by landslides.
    At least 251 houses were destroyed while 690 others were damaged, according to the NDRRMC.
    The municipalities of Bayawan and Ilog in Negros Oriental were also declared under a state of calamity along with Tungawan town in Zamboanga Sibugay.

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    Ilog is the municipality between us and Kabankalan City where duck man lives. The bridge that traverses the Ilog River (the hwy bridge) has had all its pylons replaced over the last 2 years - thank God. Losing the bridge would be a disaster for us, adding several hours of mountain roads to bypass it.

    Its easy to read about disasters elsewhere as short paragraphs in your local newspaper but say a prayer for the families of the children that died, if you have the time.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013
  4. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2013
    Montevallo, AL
    Poor babies.. It's hard to imagine things like that, living so far away.
  5. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Done with a sad heart.

  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    there is a category 5 - katrina size - typhoon about to hit india as well.........
  7. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    Prayers for all those over there!
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Typhoon Nari kills 12 killed in Philippines

    At least 12 people were killed and three others were missing as Typhoon Nari (local name Santi) continued to batter the northern part of Philippines, a senior government official said Saturday.
    The reasons for the loss of lives vary from electrocution, mudslide, collapsed structure and trees and drowning, Xinhua reported citing Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Eduardo del Rosario.
    The three missing fishermen came from Tinago village near Viga town in northern Philippine province of Catanduanes.
    According to the official, over 9,400 families or about 59,000 people were affected in 50 villages in six provinces. Of the affected population, more than 6,000 people were displaced and served both inside and outside the evacuation centres.
    Some villages in the northern Philippine provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga were submerged by flood, while there were also provinces in the north which were suffering from power outage.
    The Philippines' state weather agency said the typhoon slightly slowed down and maintained its strength as it continues to move over the South China Sea. It has a maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour near the centre and gustiness of up to 150 kph
  9. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    How sad, and tragic. I feel closer to them because of you, Oz. My heart goes out to them and my prayers are with them.
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thanks wisher

    it really is sad. the people that are losing most have nothing.

    Our life in the Philippines is relatively simple to the one we left behind when we moved there 5 years ago but even that is out of the comprehension of many Pinoys.

    Our chickens have better housing than many people. Seriously better.

    Many of the dead and displaces live in shanty towns squatting on river beds and other easements. Our daughter came from that lifestyle. My heart is heavy.

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