Saturday, August 18, 2007

Well, that was strange.

I don't know if it's because of our new abode which is a row house, but this typhoon just didn't seem bad. It especially didn't seem like a category 4. We were living on the 6th floor of an apartment building during the last category 4, and our windows shook and felt like they were about to blow out. The wind whistled and blew water into the house through the tracks of the windows. But this time, we hardly heard a sound. We had rainstorms this summer that were worse. This storm blew directly over us, too.

So, what we thought might be a night of moving things from the bottom floor to keep them from being ruined turned into a nice little rainstorm and nothing more. The southeastern part of the island received the first hits, so I'm sure they have some damage, but as for us, on the Taiwan Straights side, we're doing fine.

No dramatic pictures, though.


Anonymous said...

That's a BIG PTL!!!


Louise said...

Glad you didn't really experience much. We have been praying that it would be peaceful.

Now return the favor, Dean is a 5 and headed into the Gulf Coast. Everyone is gearing up.

Stacy said...

Louise and mom - Keep us posted on how you guys are doing! I'm sure the ground is already saturated there. We're watching closely on this side of the world. :)

Mike said...

Thank goodness you weathered that storm, so to speak. Now we have to get the Texas Gulf Coast out of harm's way.

The only good thing about Texas hurricanes is it usually breaks our summer droughts.