Typhoon Roke paid us a visit yesterday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. School and work were let out early as a precaution.
As the storm rolled in, the winds howled and roared, causing our large glass patio doors to bow and flex. There were a few moments where I was sure the glass was going to shatter, but, thankfully, it never did. As the rain pelted our building, our windows began to leak, but I caught the leaks in time. We put towels on our windowsills to stop the rain from coming in.
This was the second major typhoon to hit Japan in a month, and the worst one we have experienced here.
We were lucky our building didn't suffer any damage, and our power never went out. However, there are down trees and lots of debris in the roads. Other than that, we are fine and today is a beautiful day.
So today I'm thankful Roke came and went without causing us too much trouble. Being from Texas, I know it could have been much, much worse.