SBARC Posted November 7, 2013 Share Posted November 7, 2013 The tourists are all frantically trying to get off the resort island of Boracay in the Philippines, but the local boats are now not making the trip and all the boats are tied up in safer locations. Boracay is like as Philipino mixture of Las Vegas and Waikiki. The storm is being called a Category 5 on some websites.....so that means winds of 160mph or 260km/h which is quite breezy to say the least. My location is ideal.......I'm in a reinforced concrete building on the back side of a solid rock hill on the middle floor of a 3 storey structure about 60 feet above the ocean. So it's about as safe as it can get. Even the top floor of this building is below the top of the solid rock hill. If the windows do break.....I can fall back further into the suite into the bedroom which is more or less a bunker. Plus most hotels here do have their own generator. The locals have never experienced a Cat 5 typhoon (hurricane) and they don't seem all that concerned......I've seen enough first person interviews after big storms in Florida that I have a strong appreciation of the might of this storm. I bought groceries today and should be just fine. The path of the storm appears to be coming directly for my location in Boracay with a good possibility the eye of the storm might pass over this area. For now the weather is quite normal with the storm not expected over this location for another day or so. Many of the locals live in modest structures made from bamboo with tin roofs, so I do sadly think the level of destruction could be quite high. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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