Friday, October 2, 2009

[News] 090928 FT Island, Isolated In Philippines Due To Storm, Communication Cut Off

Idol band, FT Island, was isolated in the Philippines due to a storm.

FT Island left for Cebu, Philippines on 25th September for the filming of their new music video. On their way there, they met with a massive storm and were isolated in a critical situation.

On the following day after FT Island arrived in the Philippines, storm “Ketsana” slammed the Philippines and it was reported that as on 27th September, 72 people had either gone missing or dead and recorded a total of 250,000 victims. It was said to be the worst storm to hit the country in 40 years.

FT Island’s management company, F&C Music, tried contacting FT Island and their staff who are in Philippines to check on their safety but their local lines were unreachable.

The storm caused communication system to be cut off. Their management company got worried and impatient for the past two days trying to get in touch with them. Luckily, both sides managed to get in contact with each other late on 27th. Upon knowing that they are safe, their management heaved a sigh of relief.

Fortunately, it was also known that the area where FT Island is staying is not greatly affected by the storm.

Schedule for the filming of their music video was slightly delayed. They had plans for filming on aircrafts but it was aborted. It was originally planned to be a 4 days 3 nights filming but they had to rush the filming within 2 days through the night due to the storm. They plan to return on 28th after the filming.

On the other hand, FT Island’s vocal Lee Hongki is filming for SBS Wed-Thu drama “You’re Beautiful“.

jjn’s note:

Sorry for the delay in news update.
There was a line issue at our Internet Service Provider, which we believe, affected most of the SingTel and PacificNet subscribers’ Internet connection (at least in the Singapore’s CBD area) for the whole morning (and still going on), so we couldn’t translate the post in time (as a breaking news, that is).

That said, we’re glad that the boys are okay and continuing their schedule accordingly. We hope they can get back to Korea safely today, without anything else affecting their plans.

We also hope the situation in Philippines, especially in the areas affected by the typhoon, will get better soon. And our prayers