Before I consign tropical storm Tingting to the dustbin of my archives, how about a picture of my doctor fearlessly crossing the floodwaters on Route 4 in Pago Bay? I saw this photo in Monday’s paper and I said “That’s my doctor! He must be heading to the hospital for a medical emergency.” Well he was just up here at our offices and I mentioned seeing the photo in the paper. He told me his wife and kids were in the car, screaming at him to stop. He turned back when the same section of road was flooded after Pongsona, but he figured if he was ever going to cross the expanse, that was the time. There were plenty of towtrucks waiting, plus the cameras from KUAM and photographers from the PDN.
I still haven’t attempted crossing that flood. It’s still there three days after the torrential rains. I am afraid the Blue Torpedo won’t make it through the water since it is so low to the ground. I’ve been driving through Pulantat, bouncing along a gravel road up to Leo Palace, and then coming out in Ordot by Agueda Johnston middle school. The large portion of the road to Leo Palace is washed out and only one lane is passable in that part, but crews are working hard to repair the damage.