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Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by eskirvin, Dec 17, 2021.

  1. God Bless Texas

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    114 hours later the power is on in Bonowon Siaton.
    Were we last or is there someone still waiting?
     
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    There are a lot of people without power. According to FB only 30% of Bacong has power. I had lunch in Valencia and several people were saying their power was not going to be restored for a while.
    My granddaughter and her parents are moving into my spare room. They miss their Aircon.
    It's going to be a while in Bacong/Dauin and places to the south. Going North of Tanjay is anybody's guess.
     
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    Just got ours back today in West Balabag, Valencia. Pay night was brutal without the aircon. Slept in the car running the aircon for a bit.
     
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    Mine uses about the same amount of fuel, I have a large ref with lots of frozen food so the genny is a necessity!
     
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    Different experiences and I feel sorry for those still waiting to get power back (and perhaps water) - my electricity was off for four days but I feel so lucky. Seeing people who lost everything, reading of the two patients drowned in the ambulance at Bais, realising that many are going to be suffering for months and I have nothing to complain about. I was not in the best place at the right time but I was not in the worst place either - I count my Blessings.
     
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    A full 5!!!! days after the storm hit, the govt finally declared a "state of calamity" for the affected areas in the country, which according to Du30 should "speed up the govt response".
    By Odin, why on earth wait 5 days with something that can speed up relief efforts when you've known for days that people are without food shelter, water and electricity all over the place.
    The governor of Bohol has already warned that looters are out in force, and to be honest, I can't even blame them. Bohol isn't expected to see power restored until after new year, and minimal relief aid is coming in piecemeal so far.
     
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    North población Bacong still no power or water
     
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    The mayor has declared that power will be back on in Mabinay by 7th January, but didn't say what year.

    Majority of poles and lines are down and Noreco nowhere in sight
     
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    But politicians are flying in to get pictures of them handing out what little relief goods were already here and already going to be handed out. Nevermind that their visits take away government, police and military resources to protect and cater to them. That's got to count for something...right?
     
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    We are thankful each day for oir daily bread. Most on this board are inconvienced, manu others have real life problems.

    We have family in Cebu that still has not been able to contact us, and trying to send anything there will take 6 or more days because it all goes via Manilla. News said could be 2 months for power to be restored.

    My rant:

    The forcast, on the local news was way off. It took USA and Japan to announce it as "super typhoon" before it was here.
    Real question:
    Anyone have an idea on why storm updates are about every 4 hours
    And then the news gives info on how it was
    BUT--- NO info on what it will develop into thus allowing people to prepare?

    Even Thursday we were under signal 2 in the morning, then 3 in the afternoon, and Bayawon was at 4 when it came around at night. Mayors did not anmounce that people should go home early to be ready until well after lunch. The Siaton mayor was doing a FB Live stream of hime in Manilla.

    Preparing for signal 2 winds is not the same as a signal 4.

    When a storm is heading to TX or FL, even as a tropicl depression, the weatherman gets excited and makes predictions on where it will hit, what category, and what to expect, giving 4 or 5 days notice.
    Here, nothing until it approches PAR and then, if it is not going to NCR it barely makes news.
     
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