Typhoon "Hagupit"/Ruby Google Crisis Map


Everybody became an instant meteorologist overnight. With the specter of an incoming typhoon, I could only wait and listen. My wife is near giving birth. Last week, the doctor said that she might deliver next week. This is "next week".

At the same time, we're facing a myriad of concerns financially as this is the month we have to pay the RPT. So, yeah, the pressure is overwhelming. The map says that the typhoon will reach us in 72 hours. Hopefully by that time, it would have subsided and weakened. It usually does.

Typhoon week is like having a week off from reality. It's like having a disaster related TV show coming to life. Complete with its challenges and even its misgivings.