Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

  1. What a monster! I've seen what even a weak storm can do to entire villages in the Philippines but this is off the scale big.

    http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-update-number-007

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  3. lisab

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    I'm amazed, too, spook. This could be bad :frown:.
     
  4. Evo

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    Yeah, big storm hitting islands is never good.
     
  5. davenn

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    Sadly, as I type this, its going right across where my parents inlaw and other family members and friends live :(
    They are in the city of Iloilo on Panay, Western Visayas
    there no phones or internet so we dunno how they are doing

    Dave
     
  6. davenn

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    quoting from above.....
    as an update, they are now saying this is the strongest typhoon on record (not just for 2013).
    300 km/hr winds and storm surges of up to 5 metres along the eastern coastal regions


    Dave
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013
  7. Borg

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    The news last night said that there were also waves as high as 50 feet. Not going to be a good day for the Philippines.
     
  8. lisab

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  9. The death toll is expected to top 10,000.
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/least-10-0...uper-typhoon-official-015511358--finance.html

    http://youtu.be/Ke6ureLcpkk

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/regions/11/10/13/first-look-destruction-guiuan-samar
     
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  10. Astronuc

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    http://news.yahoo.com/philippine-typhoon-deaths-climb-thousands-092323892.html
    http://news.yahoo.com/philippine-typhoon-deaths-climb-thousands-092323892.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  11. A picture of the storm from space before Philippine landfall.
    Large image: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/10726056545_52700f143c_o.png

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115518/super-typhoon-haiyan-among-strongest-ever

     
  12. lisab

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    I know it's probably too early, but have you heard anything? I've been thinking of you, your wife, and her folks there :frown:.
     
  13. Astronuc

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    From a Slatest article:

    "Authorities in the Philippines earlier warned that 12 million people were at risk, including Cebu City, which has a population of about 2.5 million, and areas that are still recovering from a deadly 2011 storm and a 7.2-magnitude quake last month."

    :frown:
     
  14. Drakkith

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    Good god...
    I hope Ruby May, the child I've been sponsoring through Childfund, is safe.
     
  15. davenn

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    Hi Lisa

    thankyou for your thoughts :)

    Yes, we finally heard from them on Tuesday, 12th. Once power and phones had been restored .... thankfully all ok.
    Their city, altho on the east coast of their island, was protected from the storm surges by the island to the east of them ( ie., they don't face open ocean)

    There was a lot of heavy rain induced flooding and gale-force wind damage in their area
    but nothing like the damage seen on the ocean facing islands to the east.

    cheers
    Dave
     
  16. lisab

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    Glad to hear it :smile:!

    Time and again, when these big storms hit it's the storm surge that does the most damage.
     
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