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Ferocious Typhoon Nearing Philippines Ground Zero Hit by HAIYAN

Posted by feww on December 13, 2015

MELOR could become a super typhoon

MELOR is currently packing sustained winds of about 230 km/hr and could become a super typhoon as it continue strengthen within the next 8 hours, with winds of about 260 km/hr (max. gusts of 320 km/hr). 

The typhoon is expected to bring torrential rains of about 30cm to areas within a 300-km of its diameter.

MELOR is headed toward Philippines ground zero the area devastated by HAIYN, which killed more than 6,300 people and left about 1.5 million homeless, in November 2013.

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HAGUPIT Becomes a Super Typhoon

Posted by feww on December 4, 2014

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Super Typhoon 22W could cause widespread destruction in the  Philippines

Typhoon 22W [aka, HAGUPIT, locally called “RUBY”] was positioned near 10.2N 133.3E, about 800km east of Surigao City , packing sustained winds of about 305 km/h, at 05.00UTC on Thursday, December 4, according to FIRE-EARTH models.

  • Movement and Forward Speed: WNW at about 25 km/h
  • Max. Wind Gusts: 370 km/h
  • Max. Significant Wave Heights: ~ 20m

The super typhoon is forecast to reach within 30 km northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar and make landfall over the Samar area before noon on Saturday, according to PAGASA/DOST.

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Most Probable Track of Typhoon 22W. Source: PAGASA/DOST.

Authorities have placed at least 10 provinces under Storm Signal No. 1 as of posting:

Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte , Southern Leyte,  Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat.

The super storm may dump heavy – intense rain of up to 20 mm/hr over a 700-km diameter of the typhoon.

Storm surges, extreme rain events, flash floods,and landslides are expected to worsen what could be yet another major catastrophe.

In November 2013, Typhoon HAIYAN devastated Eastern Samar and the island of Leyte, leaving up to 8,000 people dead or missing, tens of thousands injured and about 5 million homeless.


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Typhoon HAGUPIT Targets the Philippines December 3, 2014

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Typhoon HAIYAN Strikes Northern Vietnam Near China Border

Posted by feww on November 11, 2013

Deadly HAIYAN makes landfall in northern Vietnam as a Cat. 1 storm

The once super typhoon was downgraded to a severe tropical storm as of posting, but was expected to dump up to 400mm of rain on parts of northern Vietnam and southern China.

Vietnam had reportedly evacuated about 900,000 people from coastal areas including 600,000 from the country’s northern region. China has  issued a typhoon alert for Hainan island, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces.

The typhoon had earlier swept over Vietnam’s Con Co island, forcing the residents to evacuated to underground shelter(!)

HAIYAN has already killed about a dozen people in Vietnam.

Severe Tropical Storm HAIYAN.
IR/Water Vapor Difference [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] satellite image (recorded at 00:30UTC on November 11, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

The once Super Typhoon, HAIYAN has now transformed into a “rain machine,” expected to dump up to 400mm of rain over parts of northern Vietnam and southern China.

This post would be updated throughout the day, if further news becomes available.

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