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(Washington Post)   Day 2 of the Super Typhoon Haiyan watch. Four killed, thousands evacuated   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line 53
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2013-11-08 01:49:25 PM  
That's terrifying
 
2013-11-08 01:50:16 PM  

Langston: That's terrifying


I got chills
 
2013-11-08 01:52:08 PM  
It sounds like Haiyan sucks AND blows...
 
2013-11-08 01:52:35 PM  
They were talking to a guy from the Red Cross on NPR this morning. The impression I got was that the Philippines are very, very good at preparing for these events and that they expect that to cut down drastically on fatalities.
 
2013-11-08 01:52:42 PM  
Horrible anyone died or lost homes... but only 4 dead is a good thing considering death tolls from other large storms.
 
2013-11-08 01:56:16 PM  
This is Katrina's Bush.

Wait...
 
2013-11-08 01:57:04 PM  

skozlaw: They were talking to a guy from the Red Cross on NPR this morning. The impression I got was that the Philippines are very, very good at preparing for these events and that they expect that to cut down drastically on fatalities.


There was a somewhat similar storm that hit India a few weeks ago, and everyone was predicting the same type of doom and gloom, and the official death toll from that one was 45, for exactly that reason.
 
2013-11-08 01:57:10 PM  

Anayalator: I got chills


Are they multiplying? Are they out of control?
 
2013-11-08 01:57:21 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-11-08 01:57:28 PM  
ftfa - "Because of cut-off communications in the Philippines, it was impossible to know the full extent of casualties and damage."

There are lots of places where they don't know the scope of the devastation. But don't let that get in the way of your lack of reading comprehension,
 
2013-11-08 01:57:35 PM  
But does everyone get Super Haiyan hair?
 
2013-11-08 01:58:50 PM  
That's really impressive. Some deserves one hell of a raise for the prep work.
 
2013-11-08 01:58:54 PM  
278efy3ybwg25033p1al4ib176.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

Just kidding, that farking thing is huge.
 
2013-11-08 01:59:28 PM  
Believe me, I'd evacuate if a storm like that was headed my way. Probably wouldn't even get my pants off first
 
2013-11-08 02:00:27 PM  
 
2013-11-08 02:01:50 PM  
The winds of a hurricane get all the press but the real killer is the storm surge and the flooding caused by all the rain it dumps.  In that regard the Philippines may get very lucky because this storm for all its power is also moving very fast.

And yeah it seems that practice makes perfect and now that the Philippines has a functional and non-kleptocratic government, they are actually pretty good at handling shiat like this
 
2013-11-08 02:03:42 PM  
I call shenanigans. 195 mph sustained winds? There shouldn't be a tree or lamppost still standing, yet the picture shows trees, lamp posts, and colorful canopies still perfectly in place.
Methinks this is right up there with Seattle's stadium noise.
 
2013-11-08 02:05:04 PM  

texdent: Anayalator: I got chills

Are they multiplying? Are they out of control?


Tell me more, tell me more!

/ Olivia Newton John was so hawt in that movie
 
2013-11-08 02:07:53 PM  

Magorn: The winds of a hurricane get all the press but the real killer is the storm surge and the flooding caused by all the rain it dumps.  In that regard the Philippines may get very lucky because this storm for all its power is also moving very fast.

And yeah it seems that practice makes perfect and now that the Philippines has a functional and non-kleptocratic government, they are actually pretty good at handling shiat like this


Aquino is a boss:

On August 28, 1987, eighteen months into the presidency of Aquino's mother, rebel soldiers led by Gregorio Honasan staged an unsuccessful coup attempt, attempting to siege Malacañang Palace. Aquino was two blocks from the palace when he came under fire. Three of Aquino's four security escorts were killed, and the last was wounded protecting him. He himself was hit by five bullets, one of which is still embedded in his neck.
 
2013-11-08 02:08:56 PM  
I am not in nor do I know anyone in the Phillipines.  But I have to admit, I saw that satellite picture and I also evacuated.
 
2013-11-08 02:18:37 PM  

fastfxr: I call shenanigans. 195 mph sustained winds? There shouldn't be a tree or lamppost still standing, yet the picture shows trees, lamp posts, and colorful canopies still perfectly in place.
Methinks this is right up there with Seattle's stadium noise.


That's my thought as well.  There would be way more than a few deaths with those winds.

/Maybe it is a distraction from our healthcare issue in the U.S.?
 
2013-11-08 02:19:06 PM  
Once the storm hits the Shield Wall, the Harkonnen will finally pay for their treachery.
 
2013-11-08 02:21:57 PM  
Update from Jetsetter:

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-08 02:32:23 PM  
4 killed? More people than that die there on a non-storm day!
 
2013-11-08 02:34:21 PM  
Having lived in the South Pacific area (Okinawa Japan) and having gone through a typhoon that lasted 3 days....then hit China and was pushed back to us by a huge High Pressure front that put us back into typhoon evac for ANOTHER 3 days, this one is HUGE and SCARY

SUSTAINED WINDS.....SUSTAINED. WINDS. of 195 m.p.h.

SUS-TAINED WINDS of One Hundred and Ninety Five Miles An Hour....

let that sink in for a minute.


I heard a reporter discussing this with NASA and also NOAA meterologists.

Their quote was  There will be parts of the Philippines we will never see again.

Tornados at F3 are this size but can *scour* the earth.

Say a Prayer for our LBFMs
 
2013-11-08 02:35:18 PM  

CleanAndPure: Horrible anyone died or lost homes... but only 4 dead is a good thing considering death tolls from other large storms.


That's four dead so far. Expect higher numbers tomorrow, once they've had a chance to find the dead. (And actually, I saw significantly higher numbers earlier this morning, although I can't remember where.)
 
2013-11-08 02:39:59 PM  
I don't suppose anybody on Fark is in Taguig City and knows how Lower Bicutan is doing... haven't heard from an old friend and her kids, about 600 feet off Laguna Lake, since the storm hit.
 
2013-11-08 02:48:59 PM  

Langston: That's terrifying


Yeah, but four dead is the toll at the Manila garbage dump every week. I am rather surprised it's not 40,000 in a place where you're well off if your shack has cinderblocks AND tin sheeting.

/luxury.
 
2013-11-08 02:50:00 PM  

ChipNASA: There will be parts of the Philippines we will never see again.

Tornados at F3 are this size but can *scour* the earth.


A little overreaction I would say. Camille hit the east coast in 1969 with sustained winds of 190. The east coast is still there. An F3 won't scour the earth. An F5 will. I was living in Texas when an F5 hit Jarrell. Now that was some scouring.
 
2013-11-08 02:51:41 PM  

powhound: This is Katrina's Bush.

Wait...


NSFW: http://plancksconstant.org/es/blog1/2009/07/katarina_witt_photo_galle r y.html

I believe you'll find what you seek there. Damn.
 
2013-11-08 02:54:39 PM  
i.imgur.com
static2.businessinsider.com
 
2013-11-08 03:06:16 PM  
The thing is one huge EF-5 tornado and buildings in the Philippines are flimsy at best.  I am surprised it's not thousands killed and four evacuated.
 
2013-11-08 03:35:31 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The thing is one huge EF-5 tornado and buildings in the Philippines are flimsy at best.  I am surprised it's not thousands killed and four evacuated.


I've seen several pictures today of people boarding up houses that looked like they were made from sheet metal type roofing.  Tell me how those houses could even sustain 50 MPH winds, let alone 195 MPH winds?
 
2013-11-08 03:45:12 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The thing is one huge EF-5 tornado and buildings in the Philippines are flimsy at best.  I am surprised it's not thousands killed and four evacuated.


I've seen disasters and tragedies where the death toll was small but then skyrocketed once more of the media and personnel were able to cover the site. I hope this doesn't happen here. But there will sadly be the aftermath with people getting horrible water and/or ending up homeless.
 
2013-11-08 03:57:08 PM  
www.abc.net.au
www.abc.net.au
www.abc.net.au

GIS for "philippines yolanda" if you want to see more.

/They don't call it Haiyan overthere
 
2013-11-08 04:01:30 PM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-11-08 04:03:19 PM  
Magorn:   And yeah it seems that practice makes perfect and now that the Philippines has a functional and non-kleptocratic government, they are actually pretty good at handling shiat like this

I'm afraid that's a rather optimistic assessment of their government.  But yes, one hopes practice makes perfect since they have had plenty of natural disasters to deal with - especially in the last 5 years or so.

I will say they do fairly well with their limited resources.
 
2013-11-08 04:05:29 PM  

ChipNASA: Having lived in the South Pacific area (Okinawa Japan) and having gone through a typhoon that lasted 3 days....then hit China and was pushed back to us by a huge High Pressure front that put us back into typhoon evac for ANOTHER 3 days, this one is HUGE and SCARY

SUSTAINED WINDS.....SUSTAINED. WINDS. of 195 m.p.h.

SUS-TAINED WINDS of One Hundred and Ninety Five Miles An Hour....

let that sink in for a minute.

I heard a reporter discussing this with NASA and also NOAA meterologists.

Their quote was  There will be parts of the Philippines we will never see again.

Tornados at F3 are this size but can *scour* the earth.

Say a Prayer for our LBFMs


The funny thing is, Asphalt starts to peel at those windspeeds. I would think that vacating the country would be a step in the right direction when you hear about a storm like this.
 
2013-11-08 04:26:50 PM  
Well judging by the maps, and such as, the bulk of it missed Manila. So GBTW phone monkeys!

/I keed
//Loves my Manila peeps
 
2013-11-08 04:27:24 PM  
Winds have breached 230MPH in gusts. This has to be one of the (if not *the*) most powerful storms in recorded history.

I'm willing to bet many of those islands will simply be GONE after this blows over.
 
2013-11-08 05:36:50 PM  
BOOOOOO!!! I don't want to hear about some crappy "4 dead" storm. Where is the carnage? More bodies!!!
 
2013-11-08 05:54:51 PM  
So .. the takeaway is that people in the Philippines are 100x smarter than the people of the lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.
 
2013-11-08 06:15:46 PM  
Buttknuckle:

/Maybe it is a distraction from our healthcare issue in the U.S.?

*SLAP*
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-11-08 06:24:08 PM  

Buttknuckle: fastfxr: I call shenanigans. 195 mph sustained winds? There shouldn't be a tree or lamppost still standing, yet the picture shows trees, lamp posts, and colorful canopies still perfectly in place.
Methinks this is right up there with Seattle's stadium noise.

That's my thought as well.  There would be way more than a few deaths with those winds.


/Maybe it is a distraction from our healthcare issue in the U.S.?

www.geekologie.com

Crazy Much?
 
2013-11-08 07:03:23 PM  
ChipNASA:
SUSTAINED WINDS.....SUSTAINED. WINDS. of 195 m.p.h.

SUS-TAINED WINDS of One Hundred and Ninety Five Miles An Hour....

let that sink in for a minute.



About 30mph sustained more than Andrew, or similar to Camille
 
2013-11-08 07:15:33 PM  

gweilo8888: CleanAndPure: Horrible anyone died or lost homes... but only 4 dead is a good thing considering death tolls from other large storms.

That's four dead so far. Expect higher numbers tomorrow, once they've had a chance to find the dead. (And actually, I saw significantly higher numbers earlier this morning, although I can't remember where.)


Probably going to be higher, but as others have pointed out, look at what happened with Cyclone Phailin only several weeks ago. Death toll was expected to be in the thousands, and mercifully only dozens lost their lives due to much better advanced prep and evacuations.

I hope that turns out to be the case here, and the reason for the low number thus far.
 
2013-11-08 07:39:59 PM  
I'm always amazed that people somehow think there's an accurate count or even the remotest basic service occurring right now. Do you really think everyone just goes outside when the storm ends and some guy comes by to count the dead?
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-11-08 08:35:23 PM  
My wife's niece is in the Philippines.  Her mother hasn't heard from her for the last couple days.
 
2013-11-08 09:10:47 PM  

BlueFalconPunch: Probably going to be higher, but as others have pointed out, look at what happened with Cyclone Phailin only several weeks ago. Death toll was expected to be in the thousands, and mercifully only dozens lost their lives due to much better advanced prep and evacuations.

I hope that turns out to be the case here, and the reason for the low number thus far.


We're up to "at least 100 people" now.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Philippines-says-at-least-100-dea d- from-typhoon-Haiyan-331042
 
2013-11-08 11:54:46 PM  
I used to live in one of the hardest hit parts of the country when a different hurricane hit in 2009. It was surreal. The next day we all went to the nearest mini-mall (not really any stores like Safeway or Albertsons in that area) and there were insane lines that took hours and the supplies were really limited. We didnt have running water for 2 weeks or power for nearly a month (which in the Philippines if you don't have a fan or A/C its reaaaally not fun)
 
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