The Typhoon

Yesterday, because of the storm, work was cancelled, so I had to stay home. The wind and rains didn’t seem to stop. I thought that the strong and fast winds were gonna rip off the roof over my head. Others were not as lucky– some families in other parts of the city had not only found their roofs flying, but also their walls. They tried to repair their houses though, as some of them don’t have anywhere else to go for the night…

This morning, evidence of the storm was undeniable. Trees, electric/ telephone poles, streetlight, and billboards have fallen over. The MMDA picket fences have been pushed aside to the empty side streets as the MMDA & DPWH prioritized clearing up the bigger road obstructions. On my way to the office this morning, I also saw some soldiers clearing the large tree branches at Ortigas.

There have been power outages, also some parts that don’t have power yet (the office I work is still being powered by the generator at the moment).

There is calmness after the storm of course, and seeing people work together to help each other and clear the roads is a sight to see after such a calamity.

Related News – Typhoon batters Metro Manila, Bicol

2 Comments so far

  1. nina (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

    it’s eerie how the sun is shining like nothing happened yesterday. *sigh* it’s back to work for us tonight…

  2. Peter (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 5:47 pm

    I know Nina! The sun was shining bright in the afternoon after the storm.

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