The Philippines get his by at least 20 typhoons every year.
Super Typhoon Yolanda, called Haiyan by the rest of the world, is said to be one of the strongest. Ever. Scary as it sounds, everyone of us in the Philippines are hoping that it calms down and doesn’t do more damage than it already has.
The city where I am isn’t going to be hit directly but that doesn’t’ mean I can be at ease. I have friends and family from some of the provinces directly affected. I also have friends who have family from those places.
The image below is from USA Today. It shows some facts about the typhoon.
They say it is almost as big as the Philippines. A satellite image below is proof of its size.
The last weather update that I saw on the local news just a couple of hours ago prior to writing this entry, by 10pm tonight, the typhoon should be on its way out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Hopefully, that is accurate.
This isn’t the first time that our country got hit by a strong typhoon. The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof – it is an expression that people have coined to call our persistence in picking up ourselves after surviving calamities like this. I do believe that it is true. We can do it. We can get through this.
To the people who follow this blog from the Philippines and all other parts of the world, please do include us in your prayers. Thank you.
Credits to the image owners of the second and third pictures.