There was mild wind felt last night around 7pm in Sepanggar area, but we thought it was just normal wind. as usual we mind our business. not knowing what is going to happen later.
Around 11pm, wind starts to intermittently picking up but still I thought is was just a normal wind. I went to sleep slightly after 12am. I was sound asleep until 6am. but my wife told me that there is thunder storm now since about 5am, can you imagine I was so sound asleep during this hour?
Anyway, checking my FB and then I found out that the storm was caused by typhoon Nesat that hit our neighboring country the Philippines.
Since Sabah location is right below the typhoon path, that is how Sabah got its name as Sabah Land Below The Wind, and in local language Sabah Negeri Di Bawah Bayu..
During early morning storm one of the tree outside our office fall on one of the fence clearing up of the falling tree is currently in progress. I talked to the contractor in charged of cleaning the falling tree, he said the storm started around 4.30am. a colleague of mine also mentioned that most the trees along the road towards Kuwasa also being up rooted due to heavy storm. also a colleagues of mine mentioned some of the roof at Kg Ganang area has been flown away.
|Typhoon Nesat path - source from Pagasa site of Philippine|
Now if we look at the above satellite image, Sabah is some how hit by that typhoon path.
Text from PAGASA-DOST-GOV-PH, weather news Issued at: 5:00 a.m., 27 September 2011
"At 4:00 a.m. today, Typhoon "PEDRING" was estimated based on radar, satellite and surface data at 40 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.4°N, 122.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph."
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We pray that the people of Philippine affected by the storm are safe.