At 6 am, from Sabine Hotel, we thought the typhoon had landed. By 10, it unleashed its 150 km/h winds or more and 6 feet high wave surges for another three hours before it slowed down. The most worrisome were to avoid flying debris, wood trunks and coconut shells. With such wind force, destruction of many roofs is expected.Yet, noone was injured.
NEVER SEEN BEFORE. In the early morning darkness surrounded by fluctuating wind speed,all calmed before the sky sparked a humongous bright light all around us, that covered the entire sky; three times. I guessed the south asian version of lightning to announce the typhoon. The next day, an astronaut stationed in space tweeted (too funny they can tweet from there!) that they were witnessing a 15 km long thunderstorm traveling in the middle of the typhoon’s EYE, himself 20 km wide!