This is the current situation in our area. As I type this, the surrounding seems to be darker, clouds heavier, rain is pouring harder than ever and there is no sign yet that this will go away anytime soon. Let us pray as one for the safety of all of us, especially our countrymen who are undergoing and experiencing the worst of Maring's strength and intensity. This is the time to fully extend out our hand in any way possible to our neighbors who badly need our help and compassion. No more selfish wishes please and let us just hope that this will subside soon.