June 23, 2008

Just debris

I really am very blessed. Typhoon Fengshen—Frank, here in the Philippines—left our home and neighborhood unscathed. Even in the area near my office building, the worst that happened was branches were blown off the trees. Frank stayed in the country for only a day and it left last night, but not before causing heavy flooding in many streets and towns all over the Philippines. Our Department of Education decided to call off classes today (which turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day) because many students still wouldn't have been able to travel to school. You can view a short video of Frank's aftermath from Reuters here.

fallen branches from typhoon Frank

12 comments:

Benjamin Madison said...

Glad to hear you are OK. I was wondering.

Olivier said...

on a vu les dégâts à la télévision française, c'etait impressionnant. Cela doit être très dur de vivre cela.

we saw the damage to French television, it was impressive. This must be very hard to live it.

ken mac said...

Your excellent photo (love the greenness of the green) shows both the beauty of your city and the destruction left by the typhoon. Glad you and your loved ones are okay. Time for some jazz!

Jana said...

Glad you are ok!

Jackie said...

Goodness - I'm glad you're OK. We've been hearing lots over here about the aftermath of the typhoon, and the tragic ferry sinking. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jackie (Glasgow DP)

Josy said...

Oh wow. You're certainly lucky.

...naturally, the important thing is that you're safe, but to have a day off from school to enjoy the sun, on top of everything!

Hilda said...

The kids certainly enjoyed the day off! A lot of them spent it in the malls. I, of course, had to go to work. Sigh.

Lynette said...

That's good news, Hilda. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bergson said...

Nature is alarming sometimes
I saw the damage on television

cocabixinhos said...

I dont see Tv so I didnt knew nothing!
Weather is really moody there :(

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Layrayski said...

Glad you're safe and sound!!!

Kitty said...

wow, close call. I didn't realize they name typhoons as well.
Nature has been cranky recently. Good to know no one was hurt!