I am thankful that we got electricity back, that none of my family members suffered from the horrid typhoon, that the sun is up and bright today, that I live in a non-flooded area, that I am sitting here comfortable dry tinkering with my computer.
Yesterday was the worst typhoon that hit my country Philippines, typhoon Frank marks the worst or not is yet to come for this Typhoon season (I pray to God no more worst that this, please!).
700 people were reported missing from a ferry boat (I hear my sarcasm kicking in, idiot Ferry Line they already know a typhoon is up but they still set sails), but yeah blame now is useless. As of press time there are 33 rescued 33 survivors rescued from it and at six dead among the nearly 750 people aboard a ferry.
In a separate report, the National Disaster and Coordinating Council has reported a total of 22 dead, 39 injured, and 85 missing, excluding the passengers of the ferry mentioned about, the MV Princess of the Stars that capsized off the waters of Romblon province.
The power outage was not just in Metro Manila too, as I thought, it was nationwide.
Several areas in Panay Island will remain powerless for at least about a week due to damages in transmission and distribution lines brought about by typhoon “Frank” (international codename: Fengshen).
At the same time, the Department of Public Works and Highways estimated that initial damage to infrastructure, mostly destroyed bridges in Region 6, was worth P710 million.The amount of damage covered Southern Tagalog, MIMAROPA, Regions 6 and 8.
Power outages due to damaged transmission and distribution lines are still being experienced in provinces under Region 6, Samar, and several areas in Batangas, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Laguna, according to Reyes.
Only two percent of the entire Iloilo province has been energized, he said. Aklan, Antique and Capiz also have no power yet in areas covered by electric cooperatives.
Reyes said that repair works on transmission and distribution lines would begin once the flood waters have subsided. Most part of Metro Manila is covered with flood water.
Our President has called Philippine embassies worldwide for help.