Thursday, October 09, 2014

Typhoon Report

SAMSUNG            Typhoon Vongfong has become a major typhoon after passing Guam and is a threat to Japan. But it passed Guam to the North, providing only 50 mph tropical storm level winds. My flights were timed perfectly to get our of Guam before the winds came there and arrive in and leave from Japan a few hours before the winds of the typhoon there stopped air traffic. I only had a little turbulence to deal with. Meanwhile, since you never know how fast a storm will intensify or what direction it will turn, Joyce helped prep PIU and our home for the high winds that were coming. The storm left only very minor damage to the island very little damage to the school or to our home. Here are a few pictures of the prep and aftermath of the storm. On the right Nino Pate covers the electronic equipment in PIU Classroom 2

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After securing the campus Joyce brought home some of the girls who live in the dorm. Because the women’s dorm has a metal roof we always shelter them in other concrete roofed buildings during storm warnings.

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Joyce made sure the front and back of our house were secured with storm shutters put up.

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and front and back yards cleared and ready

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Here is a before (left) and after (right) picture of one of the trees in the backyard

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Joyce was without power for several hours because a tree had fallen on a power line in our village. They had to cook breakfast on a gas stove.

1 comment:

Cheryl Habuchmai said...

I see Janelle one of my old classmate from Yap St. Mary's school and SDA high school in some of these pictures. Beautiful.