Rockford Native Affected by Typhoon

By: Raquel Moore
By: Raquel Moore


"Nerve-racking not knowing and not being able to be in contact with him throughout the whole thing, just having to wait. He was like how he always is saying assume everything is fine until you hear it's not."

But now debbie cuthbertson knows everything is fine. After 12 agonizing hours, she finally heard her brother ron hoist, who lives in the philippines survived typhoon high-yawn.

"By friday morning i had checked his facebook page to make sure they faired the storm well. There wasn't much structural damage everyone was safe and healthy. It was only 24 hours after the main storm was supposed to go through i knew he was ok."

She says her brother posted this picture showing how the worst parts of the storm happened north of her brothers home, only causing minimal house damage, like broken down trees.

"If the storm had gone southern to where he was at, his house probably wouldn't be there. so fortunately, that's not the case."

Cuthbertson says her brother who's also live in seattle, is somewhat familiar with severe weather. He's lived through earthquakes and category five hurricanes. Cuthbertson says hoist is staying calm and keeping his spirits high.

"The man is really resilient, nothing really ruffles his feathers, so like i said i knew he'd get through it just fine."

Cuthbertson says despite the storm her brother will stay in the philippines.

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