Thousands flee before big typhoon hits Philippines

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  1. Reader

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    http://centurylink.net/news/read/ca...p-thousands_flee_in_philippines_as_typhoon-ap

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.

    Typhoon Haiyan intensified and accelerated as it moved closer to the country with sustained winds of 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hour and ferocious gusts of 260 kph (162 mph). It could further strengthen and pick up speed as it moves over the Pacific Ocean before slamming into the eastern province of Samar early Friday, government forecaster Buddy Javier said......more......
     
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    I posted this over in the model thread.

    Super Typhoon Haiyan has sustained winds of 200mph and gusts to 235mph. There is a report that the Minimum central pressure is 858mb, which means this storm has the lowest pressure ever recorded on Earth. What is terrifying as well is its about to make landfall in the Philippines.
     
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    Coldpizza WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...n-on-philippines-among-strongest-storms-ever/

    The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has increased its estimate of Haiyan’s maximum sustained winds to 195 mph with gusts to 235 mph. The storm is now within a few hours of landfall in the central Philippines at peak intensity as among the most powerful storms witnessed anywhere in modern times. Widespread destruction, unfortunately, seems inevitable.
     
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    I am interested/concerned about this storm. I read (don't recall the source) that they had only evacuated about 3,000 people from one coastal city of 100,00+people. We all know how many people live on the coast there and how many cities/towns are at sea level. Just seems like it is going to be a disaster.
     
  8. Show Me

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    Great photo of the hurricane at huffpo. Can't figure out how to post the pic online. Looks like a giant fat lemon doughnut with a huge eye wall and is perfectly round.

    Incredible unbelievable sustained wind speed! Really praying the people in the Philippines and path of hurricane stay safe.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4235250.html

    As of Thursday afternoon Eastern time, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda, had estimated maximum sustained winds of 195 mph with gusts above 220 mph, which puts the storm in extraordinarily rare territory. Since 1969, only three storms have had sustained winds close to this magnitude — Hurricane Camille in 1969, Super Typhoon Tip in 1979, and Hurricane Allen in 1980. No storm in the Atlantic has ever been stronger than Haiyan, accoring to The Weather Channel.
     
  9. HMSHood

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    WTPN33 PGTW 080300
    MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
    SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
    RMKS/
    1. SUPER TYPHOON 31W (HAIYAN) WARNING NR 020
    01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    ---
    WARNING POSITION:
    080000Z --- NEAR 11.0N 124.8E
    MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 280 DEGREES AT 22 KTS
    POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
    POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
    PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 160 KT, GUSTS 195 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 065 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    060 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    060 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 130 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    115 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    130 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    REPEAT POSIT: 11.0N 124.8E
    ---
    FORECASTS:
    12 HRS, VALID AT:
    081200Z --- 11.8N 120.6E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 140 KT, GUSTS 170 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    045 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 065 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    060 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 135 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    110 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 21 KTS
    ---
    24 HRS, VALID AT:
    090000Z --- 12.7N 116.5E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 130 KT, GUSTS 160 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    045 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 135 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    115 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 19 KTS
    ---
    36 HRS, VALID AT:
    091200Z --- 13.8N 112.7E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 120 KT, GUSTS 145 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    045 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 135 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    120 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 295 DEG/ 16 KTS
    ---
    EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
    48 HRS, VALID AT:
    100000Z --- 15.1N 109.6E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 100 KT, GUSTS 125 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 040 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    040 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 065 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 135 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    120 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 13 KTS
    ---
    72 HRS, VALID AT:
    110000Z --- 18.2N 105.3E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 350 DEG/ 09 KTS
    ---
    LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:
    ---
    96 HRS, VALID AT:
    120000Z --- 21.7N 104.6E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 035 DEG/ 10 KTS
    ---
    120 HRS, VALID AT:
    130000Z --- 25.2N 107.1E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
    WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    ---
    REMARKS:
    080300Z POSITION NEAR 11.2N 123.7E.
    SUPER TYPHOON 31W (HAIYAN), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 310 NM SOUTHEAST OF
    MANILA, PHILIPPINES, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 22 KNOTS OVER THE PAST
    SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 080000Z IS 50 FEET.
    NEXT WARNINGS AT 080900Z, 081500Z, 082100Z AND 090300Z.//
    NNNN

    http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/wp3113web.txt

    It had winds as high as 195 mph! It is now down to 185 mph. Very intense!
     
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    I have family there. Praying for them! :(
     
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    Praying for your family and everyone there.
     
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    Family is safe inland. (Whew!) It is night there - can't assess damage. Communication lines are down everywhere. Prayers for the Philippine people when they wake up in the morning. Heading for Viet Nam now (storm - not me!)
     
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    That is one hell of an angry-looking storm. My god.
     
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    So glad your family is safe!!

    Yup its heading towards Viet Nam as a category 4.

    :please:
     
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    Death toll likely exceeds 1,000 after typhoon slams Philippines

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/09/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-haiyan/index.html

    Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, a Philippine Red Cross official estimated that the death toll could reach 1,2000. (1200)

    "We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province," Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas that Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.

    The Red Cross said it would have more precise numbers Sunday. But experts predicted that it will take days to get the full scope of the damage wrought by a typhoon described as one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history.......more......
     
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    omg. 10 000 estimated dead.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-death-toll-tops-10-000-police-1.2420971
     
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    The pictures of the damage are horrible. I can't even imagine the number of people left homeless and injured by this storm. Prayers to all those killed, injured and homeless in the Philippines as well as other countries suffering from this storm.
     
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    Death toll could reach 10,000 people. OMG this is terrible. These poor people.
     

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