Today, July 16, Typhoon Glenda (internationally known as Rammasun) is sweeping across the southern part of Luzon, affecting Metro Manila. Packing maximum sustained winds of 150kph near the center and gusts of up to 185kph, Glenda put Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon under public storm signal number 3, resulting in class and work suspensions.
This morning, I got an opportunity to leave my room and visited Eastwood City, which is quite adjacent to where I currently live and work. While concrete structures in the area are generally unaffected, strong winds that lashed in Eastwood City broke and uprooted plants and trees, toppled fixtures and chairs located outside some restaurants, and wrecked roofing materials. Cleaning and recovery efforts are now being done by Eastwood City authorities and private establishments in the area.
The last time that I saw similar damages in Eastwood City was when Typhoon Milenyo (Xangsane) battered Metro Manila in 2006. Scroll down to view some of the photos that I took before 12:00 noon today. Glenda is expected to leave the Luzon landmass by afternoon.
Lionell Go Macahilig / Group Editor
Building on the learnings that he earned from the academe and his almost three-year professional experience in the outsourcing industry, Lionell joined HardwareZone Philippines in 2007. In his free time, he runs his PC shop and reads various articles online. He also likes cats and jogging.
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