28 September 2006

We interrupt this blog for a weather newsflash

Typhoon Milenyo is travelling at 130kph. Though not regarded as a super typhoon (which has maximum sustained winds of 180kph and above), its gustiness can reach 150kph which is strong enough to uproot trees and roofs.

Which is what's happening right now in Manila. Billboards toppling down, trees uprooted, flood everywhere! But we still managed to report for work. Eh?

So he we are, a handful of brave souls sitting in our respective chairs. Good thing there's electricity and internet. A memo was issued early this morning that those who have no urgent / emergency work need not report for work. Well, got tons to do! right after this blog (harhar).

The last time a typhoon of this magnitude hit Metro Manila directly was 15 years ago, so precautions were being put in place since yesterday.

Oh look. The streets are clean! No traffic!
Wait ... that's floodwater! No wonder there's no traffic jam today.
Water, water everywhere. Make that murky water.
An unfortunate car get crashed down with a nearby tree.
This is the sight outside our office bulding. Further off, a row of trees (around 7) were all lying on the streets.

I wonder what time we can go home. The News Bureau reported that the storm will hit 230 kph early this afternoon, making it a super typhoon!


  1. ok pa naman dito. last na sana ito ngayong taon.

  2. We are feeling Milenyo now here in Baguio. It's been raining on and off since yesterday. What boggles me is the name Milenyo... I have never met anyone named that.
    Hope no major accidents happen because of Milenyo.

  3. Stay safe Wats0n. I experienced a typhoon my first trip to the RP and it is something that I will never forget!

  4. Anonymous1:06 am

    ey watson, naunahan mo ako sa typhoon pics, hehe! hope you don't mind, i'm linking you up to my blog. stay safe and dry! :)

  5. Trees are falling over and you're still at the office??!! Uwi ka na! :) Biro, but I hope you are ok. Ingat ka lang.

  6. I had my own near miss today...power finally came back on up here in AC, but I think I'll write about it tomorrow...

  7. Anonymous4:01 am

    makes my basement flood seem small...

  8. Siguro sound asleep ka na ngayon. Walang pasok ulit. Tapos na ang bagyo..for now. Meron daw kasi ulit around Monday or Tuesday. Ingat lagi!

  9. Antiyaga mo! We got a similar (text) memo early yesterday... But at around 8am with all the wind and rain we decided against going to the office. Our office building has a construction site beside it, and they've reached our floor level (12th). I didn't want to be around when the wind hits... Imagine trying to dodge flying steel pipes. :D This morning it looked like a warzone on the way to work, pare. Will post pics too. :D

  10. Ellygears: sana nga...

    Alternati: it bogged my mind too, actually

    Ed: i wonder when I will experience snow...

    Gibbs Cadiz: hey thanks for the link! Will visit your blog too!

    JMom, ayun umuwi kami when the rain stopped

    Phil: its tougher in other areas. No electricity til Tuesday next week at most. Our building is minimizing electricity use too and cutting down on elevator services.

    Ric: Must have been difficult to dry it out too!

    Mama Jenn: Wala lang po magawa sa bahay hahaha

    Doc, may pasok kami e! huhuhu. Talaga meron ulit next week?

    Igor: looking forward to your typhoon story!

  11. i posted bagyo pics on my blog too.

    so may kuryente ka ba?! i hope you're safe and sound, watson!


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