Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Typhoon 14

There are three cities that I consider home. New Orleans is where I was born and raised. That will always be where I'm from and "home" no matter where else i may live. The second city is Mexico City, el D.F. It may have a reputation for being dirty and dangerous, but it's my favorite mega-city. I'd be happy to live there again someday and finally learn how to conjugate the more pesky of the irregular verbs. Finally, there is Miyazaki in southern Japan. People in Miyazaki feel the same way about their city that people in New Orleans do. it may be in the deep-south, people might make fun of the way people talk there, but it's a great place to live.

News from Miyazaki today is that the powerful Typhoon 14 (aka Typhoon Nabi) has hit very hard. There have been landslides. People are missing. The Oyodo River that flows through the center of Miyazaki City is at its highest level in history. The residential areas alongside the river have been evacuated. News coming out is not much so far.

It feels like I'm going through Hurricane Katrina again, only this time on the other side of the Pacific. At least Miyazaki is not below sea level. That's the ray of silver lining.

Please let nothing disastrous happen in Mexico too...


Blogger Jenne Melissa Freeman said...

Ay, yay, yay! Don't scare me! No, so far knock on wood (or my head whichever is closer) Mexico is doing fine. We had a tiny earthquake a few weeks ago, but that is it! I'm sorry to hear about Miyazaki, too. I have been telling other people about your blog to get the word out. Viva Mexico! Un beso, Jenne

September 06, 2005 8:17 PM  

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