Saturday, May 28, 2011

Typhoons and Rain

A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of the rain we get here. It was night so they didn't show up too well. I have never seen rain like we get here. I was watching it rain out of the mission office window and at first it looked like hail was coming down - this is because the drops are so big - but it was rain not hail!

This is right outside our apartment door
This past week we have had a Typhoon Songda (Chedeng - pronounced shay - ding) off the eastern coast of the Philippines which is bringing lots of rain and thunderstorms to the area. At one point is was rated a category 4 storm. We have had rain everyday this past week. In the USA we call it raining cats and dogs. Here they say it is raining cats and dogs and carabao (water buffalo)!! And I say, when it rains it doesn't pour, it comes in buckets!

It looks like it is flooding, but as soon as the rain stops it drys up.
And the rain is turning everything green - it had been hot and the grass was starting to turn brown. It is beautiful here!!
We are safe and all of our missionaries are safe as well. We have just had lots of rain . . . and they tell me that the rainy season still has not started! But, today the temperature was in the low 80s, so we are enjoying the 'cool' weather!

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