Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bad Weather in Metro Manila Due to Typhoon 'Frank'


Photo Caption: Typhoon ‘Frank’ in a satellite image issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as of 9:00 a.m. Sunday (6/22/08). Source:

I woke up this morning (6/22/08) finding out that there was no electricity in my condominium unit in Quezon City (what we call 'brown-out' in the Philippines). Water has creeped inside the room due to heavy rains and strong winds.

Later during the day, I read in Inquirer Online that it was already typhoon signal number 3 in Metro Manila.

Below are some news items in Inquirer Online indicating how bad the weather is in Metro Manila today (6/22/08):

05:29PM Coast Guard ship reaches ‘Princess,’ no signs of life so far
05:24PM Classes at all levels in Valenzuela City suspended--report
04:52PM ‘Frank’ leaves at least 86 dead, 700 missing
03:43PM Hundreds of families displaced by floods in Metro Manila
03:00PM Eastern Visayas loses close to P900M in crops, infra
02:14PM Rescue ship on the way to get ‘Princess’ survivors
01:57PM 3 ferry survivors found in Romblon -- official
01:44PM ‘Frank’ leaves at least 82 dead
01:20PM Frank forces 812 families in Lucena City to flee
11:39AM Domestic flights cancelled, reset due to typhoon 'Frank'
11:26AM NDCC convenes in wake of 'Frank'
11:20AM Iloilo to be placed under state of calamity
11:18AM PAL says resuming normal operations
11:11AM Coast guard fears many dead after ferry sinks
10:58AM 'Frank' lashes Metro, Visayas
10:56AM 'Frank' floods parts of Metro Manila
8:55AM Ferry carrying over 700 sinking in storm--officials
8:00AM Manila domestic flights canceled--report
7:03AM MMDA activates rescue, flood control operations
6:03AM Light Rail Transit operations suspended due to 'Frank'
5:44AM Typhoon 'Frank' maintains strength; 90 km southeast of Metro

I hope and pray that there will be minimal damage (both in properties and human lives) due to typhoon 'Frank'.


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