I was going to send you the link to that video, ask you if it looked familiar/brought back old memories!
I talked to a friend still living out there and she said it was the worst one she's been through in the past 4 or so years. They were w/o power for almost 3 days, which is crazy for over there.
My daughter's bedroom window used to overlook the carpark and during typhoons I'd spend a fair amount of time watching out the window to see if either someone else's car got blown over or if some flying debris got blown into mine. Fortunately neither happened. But it was kind of awesome to switch over to my living room balcony and watch the enormous typhoon waves crash into the sides of the Urasoe port.