A typhoon (known on most of your side of the planet as a hurricane) is currently making it a damp and blustery evening. It’s been raining all day, and the wind picked up late afternoon. We’ve closed the storm shutters over our windows, and I dutifully bought some extra drinking water in case we lose power (Yes, Katie, we brought several flashlights in our luggage 🙂 ).
Jen is wending her way home at the moment, and while I’m sure her umbrella is pretty useless in all this wind, I left her my raincoat at lunch, so hopefully that’s some help! I hope the little roads between the house and the embassy haven’t turned into wind tunnels. [update: Jen-san is home safe. They ran a bus from the embassy due to the weather.]
The wind really started roaring an hour or two ago, and the trees out our window are thrashing about and laying themselves flat in turns. The noise is almost like a train going by. We’re quite safe in the apartment, but hoping that the rest of our host island-home has taken adequate shelter as well. The last typhoon that was only a day or two after we arrived apparently killed a number of people, although here it was only really a few rainstorms.
Only real remaining question is whether or not I still have Judo.