Sunday, January 12, 2014


Typhoon Yolanda struck down at 5:00AM in Eastern Samar.  I went out of the house to shield my new car from possible damage at 5:25AM.  With my car secured, in my mind, in an open area near the subdivision gate, I went back with my son to the house amid rain and strong winds. A neighbor across my house was securing his roof when we went back.  My two sons secured the windows with tie wire that should the strong winds try top open the windows, it would have hard time doing it.  As they were finishing it, we saw the roof across the house of my neighbor who was securing them, blown by the strong wind. From upstairs, we try to see what was happening outside. We were all gripped with fear as our roofing were being tried to be uprooted by the strong winds. And we heard a big thud on the roofing and then the gush of water came in. We all went downstairs in fear of being blown away together with our roofing.  The water continued to gush down.  We gathered our wits, we pull our pails on the part where water was cascading to stop the flooding inside our living room. Next post will be the continuation of my ordeal from typhoon Yolanda.

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