Typoon Dolphin passed by Pohnpei over the weekend leaving a lot of downed trees, roof damage, flooding and general destruction. No one that I'm aware of was injured however. Saturday brought torential rains. It rained well over six inches in 24 hours. The ground was saturated when the winds arrived on Sunday afternoon. This happened to be Mother's Day weekend. Many church and community members took shelter in the ward buildings. The storm was classified as a tropical storm while passing over Pohnpei but it has quickly developed into a full blown typhoon as it slowly works its way toward Guam and from there toward Japan.
Living most of our lives near the Columbia River Gorge has prepared us for wind storms. This one was akin to a good Troutdale wind storm but with warm weather.