Saturday, September 13, 2008

Typhoon Sinlaku

That's Typhoon Sinlaku two days ago, when it was much further out to sea.

Now it's right off of Taiwan's northeastern coast, and is about to move directly over northern Taiwan v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. That means we're going to get torrential rain for the next 24 hours at least.

We're in southern Taipei City, and it's just before 9pm on Saturday September 13. We've been getting heavy rain all day long with a couple of lulls. We live on the top floor of a 6-story building. We've always had a problem with leaks in our kitchen; for the past few hours we've grown accustomed to having puddles on our kitchen floor. I can mop up the puddles, and I have some short-term success, but then the water inexorably spreads again. Like it's reproducing itself.

Still, as much of an inconvenience as Typhoon Sinlaku is, I imagine we're a lot better off than people in southeastern Texas right now.

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