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Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane

Categories: East Asia, Philippines, Disaster

Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila [1] in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon. it’s eerie to see a city that was full of lights now sleeping. there a little flecks of light here and there, but it still seems so odd. it also makes things very dangerous (especially at night) in a city where traffic is so chaotic. in a ride through the city this evening, it still appears that power will be at least a few days away.”