Sunday, April 1, 2012


Old-timers didn't have names for typhoons (Karen, Pamela, Pongsona).  Instead, they just called them by the year they hit the island.  I posted on this before, and you can read about that here :

It seems the Påkyon Katotse (the Typhoon of 1914) hit Luta as well, and this man recalls what he was told by his mañaina who were there.

According to his dad, when the 1914 typhoon blew the debris, rubble, sand and pebbles in-land, it connected Taipingot (also known as the Wedding Cake) in Luta with the island proper.

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