Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well, that's that, then.
Typhoon Hagupit, the tally so far: eight dead in the Philippines; locally, sixty injured, three seriously; flights cancelled or delayed; almost everything closed; fallen scaffolding, flooding in the usual places; 100,000 evacuated along the South China coast; Vietnam next.
A little known fact -- outside of the Philippines -- hagupit is Tagalog for "to lash".
Oh, post-Hagupit. Today, a run on Hong Kong's third largest bank, Bank of East Asia: bloomberg