By Song Yheng
Beds and food were placed in the basement, along with a communication desk with radio and computer to stay in contact with the authorities, the police and the fire brigade.
Here are some of the, sometimes heartbreaking, reactions of the people who lost their home, their properties and some even their loved ones. (Although at the time of writing there were no official reports of missing persons known to Ms. Song Yheng.)
A gentleman with the name J.F. Smellbottom, waiting at the shelter, said: "This is the worst day since last friday, I am serious. I live in 2nd street but I don't know if my house is damaged, if my things are still there, if my cat Sir Phileas Aldeus de La Roche is still alive. Why are there no flooding walls around this city!"
Another refugee, Miss Willoughby, has this to share: "The police and the fire people are so brave! I hope they can swim. My goodness, what if they can't swim! How do they rescue people if they can't swim! They should all learn how to swim!"
Medics were available to help and treat the injured, they were working hard. I didn't have the opportunity to interview any of them because it would take them away from their job.
And old lady, Miss Wang just woke up when I looked for another source. When I asked her if she was treated well, she said: "I want rook Bord and Beautifur but Ming no ret me rook! Lemote contlor is on tabre but I can no touch! They rousy peopre, arr of them!". I wanted to ask her some more questions but the poor woman was very upset and threatened to slap me with her walker. When I asked one of the helpers about the woman, she told me that she had been hiding near the Lighthouse, lost and confused and a very brave woman, Eva Perry, carried her and her walker during the storm to the shelter. This woman should receive a medal for her bravery and kind heart.
Several businesses downtown have been hit hard by the extreme storm. One of those is the Hung Dragon. The interior is ruined and the owner, Ming Yheng, decided to close the restaurant. There are rumors she has opened instead an Asian Market now across the street of The Aristocrat, this has yet to be confirmed by us.