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Flooding in Davao

Even though Davao City is not in the Typhoon Belt, it does not mean we did not get the effect of Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy). As many of you know from watching the news Manila was slammed as well as many other locations on the island of Luzon. One report, an area received more rain from this storm than they usually get in a month. Streets and homes were flooded and there were many deaths reported. Saturday morning we woke...

Rain in Davao

I have now lived in Davao for almost one and a half years. I know to many, I am still considered a “newbe” here. One of the things I have thought about recently is the rain. On visits here and the first year I noticed some days with a lot of rain and days or weeks with none at all. Over the past few months, it has felt wetter and hotter than I remember from last year. Especially the last few weeks. With that, I...

Rain, Rain Everywhere

The first 4 days here since I arrived in Davao the weather was normal, sunny, hot and humid. Occasional rain showers that lasted a few minutes in the evening. Well that has all changed last night. About 9pm last night it started to rain. Sometimes light but with long heavy downpours. It continued all day today. The subdivision we live has been under street construction to put in coverts and drains. Because of this they have...