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You'll see this on UK TV newsreels.


07:30 Friday, I’ll go outside. I fear an indefinite power cut by the local utility NorSamElco. Times below are Phils, -8 GMT


• UPDATED Dec 05 7:30 AM PST Official list of localities: Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) Storm Surge Advisory … municipality to view the corresponding storm  surge maps. http://blog.noah.dost.gov.ph/2014/12/04/official-list-of-localities-typhoon-ruby-hagupit-storm-surge-advisory/
• Local TV ANC 24/7: Typhoon Ruby to make landfall in Eastern Samar 8AM Saturday, then cross N. Samar 2PM Saturday, Masbate island 8PM, then Romblon 8AM Sunday.
• The 11 p.m. Thursday update; Super Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) Update Number 007 http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-hagupit-ruby-update-number-007 
• No date; the typhoon in the Philippine sea http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-234.16,3.29,512




I live riverside. Name painted on roof.


I had a tidy up.


My wifes' household helper.



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Phil Clark, Catarman, Philippines.



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It looks pretty bad Phil - 145 mph winds on landfall. Probably a little to the north of the last one -I’m not sure whether that helps you, though.


I found that during Sandy and afterwards the best communication was by Cellphone texting until the tower back up batteries started failing...


Good luck, Pete.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Here, riverside in Catarman, the typhoon came overnight two weeks ago, I vacated, then stayed overnight on higher ground. Returned 2 days later, roadway still ankle deep in flood water, compound had flooded, house had not. Outside many power poles down and destroyed nipa roof huts. Today, I have NorSamElCo local power utility, intermittent Internet, no cable TV, no water pump. Still a grey sky,wind and rain. I'll post a photo-set on facebook later. Below is a week ago, Oceanside, on Purok 4, plenty of shoe-less kids, 6 days after typhoon Ruby, We're handing out pandesal. (small bridge rolls, sold in every Filipino bakeshop from 5 a.m.) - yes, a different world.






Not railroad related.6 days after typhoon Ruby, Tessie & Phil start to hand out pandesal, (a bridge roll lookalike sold in every filipino bakeshop from 5 a.m.



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Cheers, Pete. I wasn't sure about that sign. But it's typical around here. Me-thinks ostentatious. Anyway, more non-RR stuff on https://www.facebook.com/phil.clark.9085/media_set?set=a.10205482234203230.1073741867.1472259501&type=1&pnref=story


Back to trying to fabricate 55 gallon oil drums. Last nights attempt was using white wood glue to attach a printed image around a wooden dowel   . I want to make some palletised oil drums as a load peeking out of a 1960s boxcar door.


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Phil 'shaken' Clark, Catarman, Philippines.




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