My youngest sister, niece, and nephews are now back to school two weeks after the typhoon. It’s been a month now since the strongest typhoon in the world (in 2013) hit the Philippines and severely devastated the island of Leyte where I came from. The communication is now resumed but only in selected areas in the province. I was able to reach my parents and talked to them thru free unlimited calls and text to the Philippines (mobile phones or landlines) offered by Verizon Wireless.
There is still now power in my hometown. And for safety purposes, there is a curfew hour. So students are dismissed at 3:00 P.M. and should be home not later than 4:00 P.M. We are all praying for everybody’s safety.
Because some school buildings were damaged by the typhoon, students in high school and elementary are have alternating schedule. According to my sister, my niece’s classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My nephew’s are on Mondays thru Thursdays. My youngest sister who is in college has classes on Saturdays now.
As of the moment, they don’t know what’s going on in the world. They don’t have a transistor radio which they can use at least to listen to local news. I hope the power will be restored very, very soon. But with all the damages to the power lines, the estimated time for the electricity to be restored in my hometown is mid next year. Oh dear!