Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sheet metal flies well

So stuff happened this month, mostly went down to Iloilo City on the island of Panay for PST2, the technical portion of our training. It was pretty good, lots of hands on training, most of which should at least be a little useful.

I'm at the Peace Corps office right now, the building is running on generator power because the entire city is still without electricity. We came up on Tuesday for a brief doctor's visit for Abby, and ended up getting stuck here because Manila was hit by a signal 3 typhoon. I'm not sure what that is in American terms, but we heard on the radio before the power died that it had sustained winds of 220 kph and gusts of 260. We were up on the 4th floor of the pension we were at, which luckily for us was on the leeward side of the building, so we were able to stand out on the balcony and see the storm kick Manila's ass. Its interesting watching something like that in a city of poorly constructed buildings because huge sheets of roofing were flying by, plexiglass, etc. It was really pretty cool actually because I've never been in a hurricane before, just some big thunder storms in St. Louis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

miss you guys! ~love Anna