Saturday, July 19, 2014

Aftermath of Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun)

Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) turned out to be a howler with powerful winds that knocked out a lot of trees, electric poles and other structures along its path. I took some photos of the aftermath of the typhoon and the work that followed afterwards, clearing roads of debris.

The main branch of our mango tree crashed into the street in front of our home. Fortunately, it didn't bring down the nearby powerlines or phone lines. And luckily, it didn't damage our home.
Debris are strewn everywhere and blocking the streets in our village.
We tried to cut and clear whatever we could of the branches to clear a path for people. We didn't have the equipment to cut the larger branches so we had to wait for village personnel for the major work.
Village personnel were right on the job and going around to clear the roads. They made quick work of the large branches of trees along the village roads and cleared the most roads right after the typhoon passed our area.
We only had to sweep away the leaves, small branches and chips of wood after the workmen did their job. The road was passable by vehicles by mid afternoon.


No comments: