In December 2006, typhoon Seniang's eye passed right over Boracay and wreaked all sorts of havoc. Since then, I've always kept tabs on the weather forecast. Two Saturdays ago, I noticed something big and bad approaching the Philippines. It turned out to be #Haiyan.
We battened down the hatches and waited. The day before the typhoon arrived, we had beautiful summery weather.
The predicted storm track of #YolandaPH was terrifying.
I had never seen the wind speed on Boracay reach 50 knots before, ever.
The morning of 8 November 2013, the storm was predicted to veer a bit south. We all heaved a guarded sigh of relief.
At 1PM, we started to feel the effects of the typhoon. I got a call from HSBC asking if I wanted to take out a loan.
At 4PM, part of my house's roof blew away and I sought shelter next door. For the first time in almost a week, I was able to sleep soundly. There was nothing else I could do.
The next morning...
My cute little house.
Boracay is very, very lucky.
Elsewhere, the nightmare has just started.