Super typhoon Haiyan headed straight ...

Super typhoon Haiyan headed straight for Phillipines

There are 7 comments on the Canada.com story from Nov 7, 2013, titled Super typhoon Haiyan headed straight for Phillipines. In it, Canada.com reports that:

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.

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Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#1 Nov 7, 2013
My heart goes out to all those in the path of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Living in Florida and having experienced what for us were horrible hurricane seasons here in 04 and 05, I simply cannot fathom a Cat 5 hurricane---that size, that magnitude, that potential for catastrophic destruction.

As devastating as Hurricane Andrew was to south Florida, it only packed winds of up to 165mph. With Haiyan-- 195mph winds-- a storm surge of 23 ft.-- just blows my mind.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#2 Nov 7, 2013
Hang in there folks. Hope it won't be as bad as they are predicting.
Jesse69

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 7, 2013
Too bad Philippines gets hit by many Typhoons - one reason why it's a poor country.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2013
Let's pray together to save the Filipinos from this disastrous typhoon.....

“Keepin' you posted!”

Since: Nov 13

Panama City, FL

#5 Nov 8, 2013
Marichu wrote:
My heart goes out to all those in the path of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Living in Florida and having experienced what for us were horrible hurricane seasons here in 04 and 05, I simply cannot fathom a Cat 5 hurricane---that size, that magnitude, that potential for catastrophic destruction.
As devastating as Hurricane Andrew was to south Florida, it only packed winds of up to 165mph. With Haiyan-- 195mph winds-- a storm surge of 23 ft.-- just blows my mind.
Will be a mess. and no one able to call for help.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#8 Nov 9, 2013
Circlebits wrote:
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Will be a mess. and no one able to call for help.
The authorities tried evacuating as many people as possible from areas that were exposed to storm surge. But with such a powerfully large super typhoon, finding a safe place to ride out the storm would have been difficult.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#9 Nov 9, 2013
latest news from Red Cross - 1000 dead from one region alone...

also from ABS CBS - an evacuation center was swallowed by rushing water from the sea that caused drowning of elderly and children...

the most devastated is Tacloban City where hundreds were dead...

Let's pray together that help will be reached to everybody especially in the remotest areas....

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