Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Typhoon Conson: How Did We Cope?

Well it seems that Typhoon Conson was much ado about nothing in Taiwan. I don't want to denigrate the lives lost due the Typhoon. Eighty people are dead because of the impact of the storm in the Philippines, Southern China and Viet Nam. Typhoon Conson was a deadly storm, I'm just saying that it didn't come anywhere near Taiwan.

Emily was overreacting to the news that a Typhoon had formed and was heading in our general direction. The CWB (Central Weather Bureau) website is now floating this banner: There is no typhoon news now !! So the Typhoon went away.

The following is Wikipedia's report on the Typhoon Conson:

"In the Philippines, Conson produced widespread, torrential rains which triggered significant flooding. At least 76 people are known to have been killed across the country and 72 others are listed as missing. Preliminary damage estimates were placed at PHP189 million (US$4.1 million). In China, at least two people have been killed due to wind-related incidents. Hainan Province sustained significant damage from the typhoon, with damage estimated at ¥500 million (US$73.8 million). Widespread damage was reported in Vietnam where at least two people were killed and 17 others were listed as missing."

The weather here was only marginally impacted by the storm. We continued to have daily thunderstorms, and hot, humid days. But I'm sure there will be more Typhoons and we will have something to report eventually.

Meanwhile, here is this picture shows how much we look forward to the next one!

Other Posts you may be interested in:

Typhoon Conson:  Here It Comes
Storm Chasers:  Driving Into the Belly of the Beast

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