16 July 2014. Typhoon Glenda (International name: "Rammasun") made landfall in the southern part of the island of Luzon. Packing 150 kph winds near the center with wind gusts of up to 195 kph, it left 54 people dead, P5.4 billion in damage to infrastructure and agriculture, and plunged the nation's capital and surrounding provinces in darkness.
I had to go to report for work on that day, since attendance compliance is such a big thing in the BPO industry. It was just starting to rain when I left home at 1:30 am. The weather started to get bad at around 6am. The wind was howling and that made it hard for me to concentrate on my work. The power fluctuated so many times until we eventually lost it.
The storm calmed down at a little past 11am. I started on my way home and what I saw really blew my mind. I work in the posh and beautiful Eastwood City and here are some pictures of the damage brought about by the storm.
|The outdoor dining area in Eastwood Central Plaza|
|Even the heavy road signs did not stand a chance from the strong winds|
|Eastwood City Walk II|
|The outdoor dining area in Eastwood City Walk II|
|Tree branches and debris in front of TGI Fridays|
|A big mango tree leaning on an old house in the street behind ours.|
|A broken tree branch hanging on a high tension wire. This is a on our street, 2 houses from where we live.|
|Meralco workers were quick to respond and took the tree branch down|