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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    There's also Ati-Atihan festival in Aklan province (Panay island) - January, I think.

    There's a youtuber couple from Kanuckistan that I follow, I think that festival was last month....


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    We've had orange alerts today, I think this is the first red warning we've gotten.

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    It's been a dark and stormy few days, there's already something like 30 people dead from the storm on the island south of us.

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    Stay safe buddy.

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    Orange rainfall warning also in my hood. Strong rain & wind. Not enough to frighten me, but it's signal #3 here (not safe for flights, ferries, etc). Power just went out a few minutes ago. I'm safe since my apt is on the 2nd floor (1st flr for UK & EU) and the building is on high ground.

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    How's it now, Katie?

    We only lost power for about 20 minutes this morning. It was still pissing down some serious rain into the afternoon here. I'd bet we had more rain in this blow than we did when the typhoon visited us in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Stay safe buddy.
    I'm in a pretty protected spot, at the top of a hill at that. Thanks for the thought! Our biggest problem was the wind blowing the rain under the front door, flooding the kitchen.

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    Still no power in my apartment/ subdivision. We lost power around 11 am yesterday and it's still not back. I have stored water for these events but it won't last long, maybe a day or 2. (The water pump for apt building runs on lexy.)

    There was strong rain & wind from ~7:30 to 9:30 pm last night. Internet/ phone signal has been intermittent the whole of yesterday and even today. This morning, it's still cloudy & gloomy but no more rain. We had orange & red rainfall warnings yesterday.

    I'm going to mom's house (1.5 hrs away) later. I miss her/ my dogs. There's no power either but there's water - her water comes from the municipal source, so it's not dependent on lexy. I was supposed to travel yesterday to spend the long weekend there, but didn't travel due to the rains & storm warnings on my phone. I usually spend All Saints Day w/ mom, if I am able to. Halloween isn't a big deal for us, but All Saints Day is.

    From the news/ YT, lots of areas affected by typhoon in the whole country. The winds weren't too strong but lots of rain. According to PAG-ASA (weather bureau), there's another storm brewing in the Pacific. It may arrive by Wednesday and may affect the Visayas region.

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    Update: am now at mom's place. Saw lots of downed banana & other trees along the way. Lots of branches leaning on electric lines. Many areas w/o power here in South Luzon, Region 4A (south of Metro Manila). Mom and the dogs are OK. Our area has no power & running water (but we have stored water & mom collected rainwater yday).

    Our backyard is slightly flooded. Two of the banana trees were broken midway. There's a bunch of them and the broken ones were at the periphery. They sacrificed themselves, as those on the inside had survived. Lots of cleaning to do. Good thing that the next 2 days are holidays - I can help in the clean-up.

    The typhoon had only 85 to 100 kph winds, but it brought plenty of rain. Can't imagine what 200+ kph winds would feel like (as experienced by those in Cebu & Bohol islands late last year, before Christmas).

    Video: not in my hood, but it's bad in other areas. It's in English.

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    Did you get the electricity back yet, Katie?

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    Yes, power was restored around 2115H. Water also almost at that time. It was raining but it has stopped for a bit. I'll go for a morning walk & see the effects of the typhoon on my hometown.

    Take care. There's another storm coming up (Queenie) and it's due to strike the Visayas, if it doesn't change direction. Prepare for the next one.

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