The Fury

I just thought she came unexpectedly, since I am working graveyard hours; the other day when I woke up at 6 o’clock p.m., Kuya Kim (TV Patrol) in his weather report; he said that there’s a typhoon coming in the name of Basyang. At the time of his report Signal #3 was up at Aurora and some neighboring provinces while Metro Manila placed at Signal #1 and that according to PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) the status of storm signal will remain till the next day.
Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

At 10 in the evening heavy rains started to fall accompanied by strong winds, very strong that you can actually hear its whistling sounds, whomping of trees were the next attraction.

I said to myself, “this ain’t signal number 1 with that fierce wind, it could be 2 or 3”, power interruption broke down twice that evening but restored after a couple of minutes, in its third occurrence it went totally off for the longest of time probably for about 20 hours. I was texting all my friends and they were all clamoring how uncomfortable it was without electricity, brownout was felt by whole of Luzon and as of this writing only 35% was restored.

Typhoon Basyang (International name: Coscon) was fierce and totally disabled Metro Manila, LRT and MRT were suspended as both transport system powered by electricity. International and domestic flights were affected; 81 were cancelled, 69 were delayed (I’m supposed to be one of the passenger affected by this if I have earlier acquired my passport) and 6 were diverted. Same goes with the ferries of which more than 1,200 passengers were stranded at the pier.

Some of the banks and fast food chains were closed and only those who have power generators could continue their businesses. Gasoline stations were also affected, and not to mention those trunks and branches lying along the highways.

Basyang left with 18 dead, 57 missing and 12 were injured according to the NDCC (National Disaster Coordinating Council).

Angry with the forecast, President Noynoy Aquino (Pnoy) scolded PAGASA for the wrong information. But PAGASA was quick to rebut that it’s their old system that is inaccurate and that if they want a reliable forecast the government has to invest P1.2B for the new and sophisticated devices. LOL.

Even falling leaves..
has its own story to tell, ikaw ano ang kwentong alamat mo?