Friday, November 8, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Philippines

The destruction of the Super Typhoon Haiyan is catastrophic and the Philippine government is yet to assess the total damage as most of the provinces that are hardest hit like Tacloban city are cut off, no information are coming out of the island as telecommunication are down.

The storm clouds stretch about 1,120 miles engulfing most of the country. The super typhoon first hit the eastern island of Samar at 4:30 a.m. Friday that knocked power and communication and caused massive flooding.

Haiyan has already weakened Saturday and was no longer a super typhoon it has sustained winds of 145 mph (230 kph). But the storm could return to super typhoon status Saturday. The center of Haiyan will land again Sunday morning near the Vietnamese cities of Da Nang and Hue.

Haiyan, named Yolanda in the Philippines, retained much of its force as it moved westward Friday with sustained winds of 295 kph (183 mph), which put it well above the 252 kph threshold for a Category 5 hurricane, the highest category on the Saffir--Simpson scale.

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In Manila, a portion of the ceiling at UP Town Center in QC has collapsed due to strong winds.

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