I look at it from a different side no different then Florida. Certain areas are a high risk area and its pretty irresponsible and reckless to live in such areas. Like how Florida gets hit year after year with something or other and people just expect the Government to fix everything yet take no responsibility for poor choices. Here I see many doing the same thing being irresponsible and reckless and then waiting for someone else to fix their mistakes... mistakes they keep repeating. Now yes some people who were smart still got hurt and I feel bad and pity them. Yet all those who live in places like next to the river often being the same ones who clog it up along with living at the mouth of the river especially. Every few years the same thing happens again and again and the same people go right back to the same place. They simply rebuild, wait a bit for a hopeful government handout, and take advantage of the now rich soil while it lasts. I lived in Cagayan de Oro before and in 2009 a flood through the CDO river happened same scenario that just repeated again in CDO and here. Those same people the next day went right back and rebuilt their shacks and polluting and clogging up the river yet again. Now 2 years later same thing happens again, many dead.... yet again. Now some may say they have no choice but they do. They don't have to live right there, they don't have to center on the city that the rest of the city wisely stayed away from. Its a choice and with a choice comes a consequence. Sorry but I'm a firm supporter of Mother Nature. The foolish man built his house on the sand.