After getting lashed by gusts reaching up to 120kph for a good part of the evening, Typhoon Basyang (Conson) has left my city, and most of the main island of Luzon, paralyzed. Classes and most of public transport systems are suspended while power has been out since midnight. A crane and several billboards have reportedly toppled over on thoroughfares, while spots of flooding dot the metropolis.
With generators humming over the central business district, those who’ve managed to get to work on this damp day, traversed on sidewalks laden with leaves and broken branches. Typhoon season is off to running start. And as we hunker down for what mother nature has throw at us, we think about the commodities we take for granted and start stock piling them while the clouds are clear. And what with the passing of this recent tropical storm, I’m sure some of us are thinking, “Hey, it could’ve been worse.”
Yep, just another day in the metropolis.