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Day: September 17, 2012

Typhoon Sanba Departs

Yup, it looks like the worst is over. We got lots of wind and rain; between 9 a.m. and 11 o’clock we got close to 4 inches of rain, 2 inches an hour. That’s quite a rate and we’ve gotten 155 millimeters (6+ inches) since midnight. The rain has abated, but it’s supposed to be very windy for most of the afternoon. I haven’t heard any damage reports from the rest of the city, and let’s hope that the folks in the countryside are OK.

Here are a few more videos that I took from my office around 10:15 this morning. Shortly after, I ran, mostly, back to my apartment. I had an umbrella with me, but it was useless in the wind, so I got drenched, but nothing worse than that. I’ll put up another update later if I hear of any other news about Sanba.

Another Sanba Update

Really raining quite hard and very windy, of course. I’ll withdraw my remark about the university being irresponsible because they just canceled all classes beginning with the 10 o’clock class. Now, I just have to figure out how to get back to my apartment without getting drenched or smacked by debris. The KMA is showing that Yeosu has had a bit more than 2 inches of rain from midnight to 9 a.m., but that total will definitely go up in the next few hours. Here’s a video I took earlier this morning from the dormitory. Gotta finish this post right now, as the lights are flickering, so power could go out at any time.

Sanba Update 2

It’s Monday morning about 9 o’clock and we’re getting some heavy rain and high winds, probably gusting around 65 mph. The typhoon is still a bit off shore, but will make landfall soon to the east of us. What’s really ridiculous is that our classes were not canceled! Totally irresponsible, if you ask me. If someone gets nailed by flying debris, the university and the Language Center shouldn’t be surprised to get hit by a big lawsuit. I took a video earlier this morning, and it should be ready to post in a little while. I’ll get it up during my next break between classes.

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