Monday, October 18, 2010

Typhoon Megi

My Mom: What are you doing?

Me: Laying in bed... wishing this rain would stop. I had to cancel an appointment today because of this stupid typhoon, and now I'm stuck at the house.

My Mom: Oh, there is a typhoon?

Me: Seriously?

My Mom: What?

Me: You haven't heard of the "Super" Typhoon? Tyhoon Megi?

My Mom: Well, I haven't really watched the weather lately...

Me: Have you watched any international news?! That's all they've been talking about. It's a category 5 storm!

My Mom: Well... your Dad hasn't seen it either, otherwise he would be freaking out.

Me: Right...

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Typhoon Megi... the biggest typhoon to hit the Philippines in the last 20 years, according to the Philippine Red Cross, has made landfall in the northern part of Luzon island. We live in the south so we have received massive amounts of rainfall but very little wind.



Northern provinces have been declared "a state of calamity," thousands have evacuated, and there has been one confirmed death. Please keep those people in the path of the storm in your thoughts and prayers as Typhoon Megi makes it's way across the Philippines.