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Old 11-07-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Typhoon Haiyan 195mp/h sustained winds!! Hits Philippines

Just saw this on the news ticker the largest ever recorded Typhoon is hitting the Philippines currently and its expected that there will be 'catastrophic' damage

Typhoon Haiyan has sustained winds of 195mph when it made landfall for comparison a Category 5 hurricane (the highest rating for Hurricanes) has sustained winds of >157mph

A suggested ranking of Category 6 was made by some scientists and newspapers according to wikipedia and that theoretical ranking would have sustained winds of over 176-180mph (Typhoon Haiyan is even stronger!!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffir%...ane_wind_scale
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(looks like the size of the Philippines


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According to Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground, since 1969, there have been only three other tropical cyclones worldwide with maximum sustained winds of 190 mph or more:

Super Typhoon Tip (1979) in the western Pacific
Hurricane Camille (1969) at landfall along the northern Gulf Coast
Hurricane Allen (1980) near the Yucatan Channel
Furthermore, Masters now says Haiyan was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history!
Super Typhoon Haiyan: Why It's One of World's Strongest Tropical Cyclones In History - weather.com 'Strongest Storm to Have Made Landfall'



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By Jim Gomez | ASSOCIATED PRESS NOVEMBER 07, 2013



MANILA, Philippines — One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, with one weather expert warning of catastrophic damage.

The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall said its maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph).

‘‘195-mile-per-hour winds, there aren’t too many buildings constructed that can withstand that kind of wind,’’ said Jeff Masters, a former hurricane meteorologist who is meteorology director at the private firm Weather Underground.

Masters said the storm had been poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall. He warned of ‘‘catastrophic damage.’’

Local authorities reported having troubles reaching colleagues in the landfall area.

The local weather bureau had a lower reading on the storm’s power, saying its speed at landfall in Eastern Samar province’s Guiuan township had sustained winds at 235 kilometers (147 miles) per hour, with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph). The bureau takes measures based on longer periods of time.

Authorities in Guiuan could not be reached for word of any deaths or damage, regional civil defense chief Rey Gozon told DZBB radio. Forecaster Mario Palafox with the national weather bureau said it had lost contact with its staff in the landfall area.

The storm was not expected to directly hit the flood-prone capital, Manila, further north.

More than 125,000 people had been evacuated from towns and villages in the typhoon’s path, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Haiyan’s wind strength at landfall had been expected to beat out Hurricane Camille, which was 305 kilometers per hour (190 mph) at landfall in the United States in 1969, Masters said.

The only tiny bright side is that it’s a fast-moving storm, so flooding from heavy rain — which usually causes the most deaths from typhoons in the Philippines — may not be as bad, Masters said.

‘‘The wind damage should be the most extreme in Philippines history,’’ he said.

After hitting Guiuan on the southern tip of Samar island, about 650 kilometers (405 miles) southeast of Manila, the typhoon pummeled nearby Leyte island.

‘‘I think this is the strongest so far since the 1960s,’’ Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said on ABS-CBN television. ‘‘This is really a wallop. All roads are impassable due to fallen trees.’’

A reporter for the network in the Tacloban city was drenched in the pounding rain and said he was wearing a helmet as protection against flying debris. Visibility was so poor that only his silhouette could be seen through the thick curtain of water.

Television images showed a street under knee-deep floodwater carrying debris that had been blown down by the fierce winds. Tin sheets ripped off from buildings roofs were flying above the street.

Weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the typhoon was not losing much of its strength because there is no large land mass to slow it down since the region is comprised of islands with no tall mountains.

Officials in Cebu province have shut down electric service to the northern part of the province to avoid electrocutions in case power pylons are toppled, said assistant regional civil defense chief Flor Gaviola.

President Benigno Aquino III assured the public of war-like preparations, with three C-130 air force cargo planes and 32 military helicopters and planes on standby, along with 20 navy ships.

The typhoon — the 24th serious storm to hit the Philippines this year — is forecast to barrel through the Philippines’ central region Friday and Saturday before blowing toward the South China Sea over the weekend, heading toward Vietnam.

Associated Press writers Oliver Teves and Teresa Cerojano in the Philippines and Seth Borenstein in Washington contributed to this report.
Massive Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines with sustained winds of 195 mph - World - The Boston Globe

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315 km/h winds is fucking insane ...
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I imagine people in Hong Kong will be laughing about this or making some disgusting remarks as they usually do when someone they're in a row with faces tragedies
For those that don't know HK Media/Politicians/Activists have been hating on the Philippines lately. due to the tourist bus shooting and demanding state apologies and exorbitant payouts (its been getting especially loud very recently)
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Doesn't look that strong in the video.

I hope for the best.
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Holy fuck. I heard this on the news but didn't really understand the magnitude until I saw that picture. Wow...
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I'm in Manila. There's slight drizzling. Wind speed...around the same magnitude as a baby's fart and overall cloud cover. They say we'll get hit around 7-8pm. It's 5:42pm right now. If there's any craziness, I'll film it!
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I'm in Manila. There's slight drizzling. Wind speed...around the same magnitude as a baby's fart and overall cloud cover. They say we'll get hit around 7-8pm. It's 5:42pm right now. If there's any craziness, I'll film it!
Hopefully it won't be bad for you, the article says it won't directly hit manila so that's good news

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Major building and human damage come from the rural provinces which is where this storm is doing its thang. Manila goes through a handful of storms/monsoons and worst case is flooding. Which can get pretty bad.

All houses here are concrete anyway, and you're more likely to die from winds knocking down coconuts lol. Don't worry, we trimmed our trees at the compound.

Update 6:45pm. Nothing happening.
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I imagine people in Hong Kong will be laughing about this or making some disgusting remarks as they usually do when someone they're in a row with faces tragedies
For those that don't know HK Media/Politicians/Activists have been hating on the Philippines lately. due to the tourist bus shooting and demanding state apologies and exorbitant payouts (its been getting especially loud very recently)
Actually from my perspective, it's just the media and government doing this shit. The actual people are quite disgusted by it from what I have seen.

You'd have to be quite a disgusting person to laugh or make remarks about something like this, no matter where you're from.
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Heard about this from my Mom. she lives in Pangalao where the big earthquake was a couple of weeks ago.

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I'm in Manila. There's slight drizzling. Wind speed...around the same magnitude as a baby's fart and overall cloud cover. They say we'll get hit around 7-8pm. It's 5:42pm right now. If there's any craziness, I'll film it!
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i have families all around Philippines so here's whats going on so far...

Manila has heavy rains and winds but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing bad to hit the panic button.

southern provinces however are taking the full strength of the typhoon and it is crazy! my cousin just told me some of the houses were getting blown away like a leaf on the ground.

Manila isnt hit as bad as other provinces but its still definitely a concern that most schools are shut down and offices are closed for the meantime.
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As predicted by me, nothing happened. I didn't even see a single twig on the street.

Our offices are open. same with the other ones in our block. Traffic is flowing smoothly. Winds have picked up a bit more, but nothing to write home about...~30-40kph

Edit: I meant in Manila. There are heavy casualties down South. I believe ~100

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Cote comments: “so this means the world is getting rid a whole wack of Phillipino’s? about time God cleaned house
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It's a damned shame that we can't strap her to a tree during the next tropical storm and let nature do its thing.
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I was at superstore on grandview hwy in Vancouver and I saw two filipino ladies asking for money saying they are going to help people hurting from the typhoon. it was very poorly asked and they didnt have any brochures or anything. When I declined they just straight up asked "do you have any change". Didnt seem legit and kinda felt like a scam.

Im all for donating if its legit, next time I would ask for a charity or some sort of registration number. Just a warning to others not to give anything unless it's legit.
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