The recent typhoons: Ondoy(Ketsana) and Pepeng(Parma) that hit the Philippines recently were both devastating. As if it’s not enough, the country has been waiting and preparing for another super typhoon: Ramil (Lupit)since Saturday. It was expected to hit land the past few days, but as of the latest weather bulletin, it is now headed to Taiwan.
Residents in Northern Luzon, though, still got brunt of the typhoon’s fury via rain and gusty winds.
It is a relief to know of the recent development because the devastated regions are still far from being rehabilitated. Damage in infrastructures as well as properties are repairable and replaceable but not the loss of loved ones. One business that is booming right now, if I were to believe reports, is the auto repair industry. Auto parts as well as auto accessories are in high demand, in fact, I’ve heard of shortage of supply. The wait is long because many auto shops have now exhausted their inventory and they have to wait for imported parts.
Now that the typhoon is expected not to hit land, we can all start to breath easier but still be wary of the rain and gusty winds that is lingering in the northen part of Luzon.