- Posted December 4, 2012 by
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Typhoon Bopha - Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
We started to feel the intense effects of the storm at about 11:00am Tuesday (4th December); the wind was so strong and gusty that it uprooted many trees in our subdivision and sent objects not tied down flying through the air.
Then, about an hour later, it started to rain intensely and continued for about three hours.
Unlike with Washi (Sendong) last December, the real killer of Bopha was not the rain, but the wind. According to the Cagayan de Oro City government, they were ready for Bopha, but I doubt it because even though they were building levees along the banks of the Cagayan River, the river still overflowed.
Right now, we have no electricity, no water and no landline. But the storm wasn't as bad as Washi, probably because after it made landfall, it quickly weakened from a Category 5 to a Category 2, although people are having a sense of deja vu, including me and my family.