Typhoon Glenda

Jul 18, 2014

Photo credits to: www.mb.com.ph
        The typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility last Sunday, July 13 2014. It entered the vicinity of the Catanduanes with a maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph.
        It moved from the Northern Visayas region to the Southern Luzon region and made its exit in Zambales.
        These were the typhoon/storm signal advisories of PAGASA, illustrated by Rappler:

        News updates stated that the "eye" of the typhoon was to pass Manila around 8 am of July 16 however, the typhoon changed course and the "eye" went pass Cavite specifically my area, General Trias Cavite.
        It was my first time to really experience a strong typhoon since I didn't grew up here in the Philippines and I wasn't in the country when Milenyo happened. I was scared as hell when the typhoon Glenda was passing my area. The winds was so strong it uprooted most of the trees in our subdivision. I was too afraid that our glass sliding door would break that if it happens, rain will enter the house causing flood on the ground floor.
        I'm not a religious kind of person and I honestly rarely pray but during that time, I kept murming the words, "Lord keep us safe." And though it didn't sound like a prayer, I'm so glad, thankful and blessed that He heard and granted my request.
        Until to this day, July 18, 2014, 1:37 pm, we still don't have electricity or water. Sucks right? It's so damn hard to live without the two but I can't and should never blame Meralco for this. I know they are doing their jobs and they are attending to a lot of reports. I understand.
        Now that I got to charge my phones, laptop and got to use Cobo's internet connection, I get to check the news about the damages of the typhoon and further weather updates.
        These are some of the photos I grabbed from GMANetwork showing the aftermath of typhoon Glenda:
Strong winds and rain pummel fishing boats anchored at a coastal village in Imus, Cavite.
Photo credits: Reuters/Erik de Castro
Unmindful of potential danger, a young boy in Talahid, Almeria, Biliran Island watches as huge waves surge inland.
Photo credits to: YouScooper

MalacaƱang Palace's lawns were not spared: this acacia tree, said to be more than 100 years old, was uprooted by Typhoon Glenda's powerful winds.
Photo credits to: Gil Nartea
Typhoon Glenda toppled many trees, including this tall acacia that fell on a car in North Fairview, Quezon City on Wednesday, July 16.
Photo credits to: Ian Cruz
The Central Business District in Makati sustained damage as well. On Paseo de Roxas corner Makati Avenue, the left side of Zuellig Building's glass faƧade was shattered by strong winds.
Photo credits to: Henri Dumont
Hours after the worst of the wind and rain, Metro Manila Development Authority maintenance crews remove fallen tree branches along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
Photo credits to: Roy Lozano
        These are the aftermath photos in my area:

        Despite the mess this typhoon have caused in our subdivision, we are glad there are no fatalities. God is good... all the time.
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