“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Yesterday evening, Mothers day Eve, we had a devastating tornado, as I have not experienced before here in the Philippines.

It seems that on local TV channels, it was reported that in Laguna and Manila area they even had hail, which is very unusual for the Philippines.

Unfortunately my (base station) weather station is not working anymore, so I can not report the wind force and rainfall figures for our site, but it was severe and devastating.

Our swimming pool, was prepared for refilling, and has now a level of 15-20 cm water, I guess from only two hours rainfall.

But more devastating was the wind. While raining, you could see that the rain was coming in almost horizontally from WNW.

So that is the side where we have most of the damage. Three 4-years old (umbrella) trees are broken - one is fully gone, see picture, three are partially broken.

The top of the tree on this picture landed some 25-30 meters further south, probably just missing the bahay kubo and the new light of the swimming pool, as they are both undamaged.

One of the main lights on the entrance fence was broken off the post and thrown 10 meters further south.

The swinging sofa that we have in the west balcony was smashed away and partly broken. Also the banana trees that we have just outside our fenced part of the compound have severe damage.

Here are some more pictures.

Taken just after the rain stopped

The cases with soft drink bottles and one of the garbage drums
landed some 5-10 meters south of there original position 

Next day

Top of the broken tree landed many meters away from the original position

Same, close up

Broken entrance light

Broken sliding sofa


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