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World´s strongest typhoon
swirls towards Philippines

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 11/7/2013 4:19:08 PM

MANILA: The world’s most powerful typhoon this year gained strength on Thursday as it swirled towards the Philippines, forcing mass evacuations across a vast swathe of the disaster-weary nation. Authorities warned more than 12 million people were at risk from Typhoon Haiyan, which was generating wind gusts exceeding 330 kilometres (200 miles) an hour and set to hit on Friday morning. “This is a very dangerous typhoon, local officials know where the vulnerable areas are and have given instructions on evacuations,” state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar told AFP. “There are not too

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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog, 11/7/2013 5:28:10 PM     (No. 9603456)

world´s strongest...this year

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Reply 3 - Posted by: guamdivers, 11/7/2013 6:03:31 PM     (No. 9603493)

I remember two typhoons, one year apart, each registered 200 mph winds before the measuring devices were destroyed. This IS NOT the most power full typhoon ever.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: schnapps, 11/7/2013 6:06:00 PM     (No. 9603497)

Typhoon Tip in 1979 had sustained winds of 190mph (not gusts). That was when the world was concerned about global cooling and Al Gore was pro-life, pro-school prayer and against gay marriage.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/7/2013 6:16:59 PM     (No. 9603507)

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/super-typhoon-haiyan-a-serious/19561621

Above is a link to AccuWeather´s report from about 1500 hours EST (3 PM, Eastern). Sustained winds were 195 miles per hour, which is about as bad as a super typhoon can be. Particularly, look at the radar image of this horrible storm, which is, in the words of Yeats, "(a) terrible beauty": so symmetrical with well-defined eye and the "stadium effect." We pray for the Philippine people who will have to endure this storm. We also pray that we will avoid these natural catastrophies in our coastal areas.

(The Gulf water temperatures have dropped into the low 70s, and it takes 80 degrees or more to incubate a hurricane or typhoon. Chances are we´re safe until the next hurricane season. It´s been a blessedly quiet year for Americans.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PI65, 11/7/2013 9:36:04 PM     (No. 9603728)

Now it´s the strongest in recorded history. Pray.

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