|Typhoon Quiel on its westward track|
We are thankful that we were only without electricity for 28 hours instead of the 8 days we have experienced due to typhoons in the past. Phone service was also out for more than a day. After 4 days, internet was restored. The bigger problem is that the municipal water supply is now out. As I understand it, nobody throughout Bontoc has municipal water.
This morning I tucked plastic shopping bags into the widest gaps of our windows hoping to avoid the flooding we had due to Typhoon Pedring. Hopefully the bags will reduce how much water comes through - but we are keeping the cardboard boxes and such sitting on chairs until this is over. Hooray for tile floors!
As for water, yesterday we paid to have our tank filled and every available bucket is currently full. Rain collection is on my mind, but there is not an easy way of doing that currently.