Thursday, July 07, 2005


from Villagers flee homes as 'Emong' hits Aurora province. Fearing another round of landslides, at least 100 families in Dingalan, Aurora, fled to higher ground on Tuesday as rains brought by tropical depression "Emong" hit town, said officials.Dingalan Councilor Shiela Taay said residents of Barangay Paltic sought refuge in houses of relatives or fled to the Dingalan Bay Resort.Insp. Almario Evaristo, the town's police chief, said the residents panicked."They have developed phobia," Evaristo said, referring to the landslides and flash floods that struck Dingalan in November last year.


Meanwhile in Baler, i failed to get the news that there was a typhoon coming. It was raining all day last Tuesday and i noticed that the Kinalapan River swelled to suspicious level. The rain switched to drizzle mode during the night. I saw a convoy of ABS-CBN OB van and pickup all lit-up like they're expecting another show like the December 2004 one. Too bad for them. The next day was a hot sunny day aside from the freak rainstorm that lasted for 30 minutes around 2 pm. Then it was sunny again. That's the weather report, this is Kidlat signing out.

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