Monday, September 28, 2009


The big news in the Philippines right now is the weather. There has been massive flooding in the capital Manila due to tropical storm Ketsana. Apparently this is the most rain that the area has gotten in over 40 years, and due to poor drainage systems, parts of the city have been reported as having 20 feet of standing water. Almost half a million people are displaced and the death count, which is around 100, is still rising. It's not a good situation.

The weather in Leyte however has been pretty mild. A couple days ago when the storm system was passing nearby, we had some thunderstorms during the night that made me jump out of my skin, and a couple of blissful days with no sun, but nothing like Manila's forecast.


Anonymous said...

Hi Connie,
I saw where the weather was very bad in the Phillipines and hoped you were doing okay.
I have read your blog a little and you sound like you could write a very interesting book.
Sounds like you are doing a great job.
Take care.
Karen McClellan

Frankie said...

Thanks for the weather report! Have been worried about you.


Realtor Laura said...

Glad you are safe Aunt Laura