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Christmas Typhoon On An Already Abominable 2016

As the last days of the wretched year 2016 is coming to a close, disasters are not resting either.

Not a Christmastime had passed without any typhoon hitting the Philippines, starting in 2010. As people including weathermen are about to had a sigh of relief that this December could be storm-free, a surprise came out from the Pacific Ocean.

Calm before the storm: The  Marikina Christmas Tiangge on December 22.
Calm before the storm: The Marikina Christmas Tiangge on December 22.

(Not a surprise though, we have been watching it over the computer models.)

There is another storm. And not just a storm. It is to strike on a CHRISTMAS DAY and right now it is starting to cause chaos in parts of the country.

Internationally named Nock-Ten, Typhoon Nina has just entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this afternoon. And what’s more daunting is that the storm is to directly strike Metro Manila.

I would say, rest in peace to the colorful Christmas displays of Ayala Triangle, Policarpio Street, the animated Christmas displays of Greenhills and Pasig, and the giant Christmas trees like that in Araneta Center in Cubao.

Track of Typhoon Nina from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
Track of Typhoon Nina from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

That’s if the storm is to bring heavy winds to the capital.

And the tiangge and the carnival along the Marikina River Park, which is unfortunately expecting bountiful income on Christmas, might have to unfortunately evacuate due to that effin’ grinch.

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