It’s almost noon, and the weather is getting worse and worse. Constant rain, and the winds are easily 30-35 mph right now, with gusts closer to 40 mph. I closed the typhoon shutters around 9:30 this morning. I wasn’t afraid of flying debris, just rain water leaking through the windows because of this sustained wind. Normally this kind of weather wouldn’t affect the power grid, but GPA struggled to keep the island electrified this past week. I am worried the power will go out soon given the system’s instability. And that would suck, especially since I am doing laundry today.

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