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(TreeHugger)   Super-Typhoon Haiyan is shaping up to be more destructive than Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined. With a dash of Sharknado thrown in for good measure   (treehugger.com) divider line 67
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2013-11-09 09:42:56 AM  
So do we blame Obama or Bush?
 
2013-11-09 09:47:29 AM  
{Leno} They should build a dam out of Imelda Marcos shoe collection! {/Leno}

Super-Typhoon does sound like a SyFy movie name. It's a totally unbelievable juxtaposition of words like "hyper-space" or "mega-death" or "love."
 
2013-11-09 10:04:41 AM  

edmo: So do we blame Obama or Bush?


Always start with Bush and take it from there.
 
2013-11-09 10:04:59 AM  
Jimmy Kimmel is happy about this.
 
2013-11-09 10:05:11 AM  
Supposedly the death toll is already over 1000.
 
2013-11-09 10:07:59 AM  
190+ mph winds and 50 foot storm surge.  Incomprehensible.
 
2013-11-09 10:09:15 AM  
It can't be global warming, because it's cold where I live.
 
2013-11-09 10:09:28 AM  
I stopped reading at "CNN writes".
 
2013-11-09 10:16:20 AM  
They should nuke it from orbit!
 
2013-11-09 10:17:00 AM  

AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".


The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.
 
2013-11-09 10:17:44 AM  
I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.
 
2013-11-09 10:22:28 AM  
Gooood Morning Vietnam!!
 
2013-11-09 10:24:49 AM  

steveGswine: AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".

The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.


A typhoon is just the name for a hurricane in the western pacific, and the eye of a hurricane is the calmest part, so maybe that's not too wacky.

/not a meteorologist
//I don't even play one on TV
 
2013-11-09 10:25:28 AM  

steveGswine: AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".

The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.


The article also says that Hong Kong is tracking the storm in real time. It's currently 175km/h but it was way stronger/faster when it first made landfall yesterday morning, which is what CNN was talking about.
 
2013-11-09 10:28:29 AM  
The satellite pics of the thing are almost impossible to believe.
 
2013-11-09 10:28:40 AM  

steveGswine: AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".

The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.


That is current data in current location, not landfall in  Philippines or overall maximum sustained during track.

Farking times series data, how does it work?
 
2013-11-09 10:28:41 AM  
Coulda been worse.

cdn.myanimelist.net
 
2013-11-09 10:29:33 AM  
And Art Bell is back in Pahrump ... coincidence?
 
2013-11-09 10:30:40 AM  
This is what happens when you let Bush press the red button.
 
2013-11-09 10:31:05 AM  
If CNN covered it, then the fatalities will be over 9,000.  It looks pretty desperate without adding to the misery with a heaping helping of piping hot CNN.
 
2013-11-09 10:36:54 AM  

Robo Beat: steveGswine: AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".

The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.

A typhoon is just the name for a hurricane in the western pacific, and the eye of a hurricane is the calmest part, so maybe that's not too wacky.

/not a meteorologist
//I don't even play one on TV


Yeah the the wind near center that they're talking about is the Eye wall, which usually contains the strongest winds.
 
2013-11-09 10:37:38 AM  

gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.


I was anticipating a Tidal-Shark-Surge. Plausible.
 
2013-11-09 10:40:14 AM  
CNN - SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN WINDS OVER 20 TIMES FASTER THAN SPEED OF LIGHT
 
2013-11-09 10:41:23 AM  
Some musical accompaniment for the thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ5QvXiePxI
 
2013-11-09 10:42:38 AM  

gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.


Sharknado is on Netflix now. Nuff said.
 
2013-11-09 10:44:54 AM  

NutWrench: gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.

Sharknado is on Netflix now. Nuff said.


Wat?
 
2013-11-09 10:47:41 AM  
Hope the Filipinos have their bar stools ready.
 
2013-11-09 10:47:56 AM  

Betep: gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.

I was anticipating a Tidal-Shark-Surge. Plausible.


In that part of the world? a storm surge filled with sharks is a very distinct possibility
 
2013-11-09 10:51:09 AM  
I hope they can get healthcare.
 
2013-11-09 10:51:58 AM  

aevorea: NutWrench: gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.

Sharknado is on Netflix now. Nuff said.

Wat?


Welp... there goes my morning...
 
2013-11-09 10:53:01 AM  
Benigno Aquino III doesn't care about Filipino Black people.
 
2013-11-09 11:05:06 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Some musical accompaniment for the thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ5QvXiePxI


You must be a fan of Budos Band?  If not, check em out.
 
2013-11-09 11:06:50 AM  
50 foot storm surge has to be a typo, that's like a 4 story building!
 
2013-11-09 11:10:26 AM  

NutWrench: gorbishof: I saw nothing about sharknado. Son, I'm dissapoint.

Sharknado is on Netflix now. Nuff said.


oh.  my.  god.
 
2013-11-09 11:13:00 AM  
Wait wait wait wait....they actually named it 'Super-Typhoon Haiyen'?

t1.gstatic.com

Any relation?
 
2013-11-09 11:13:54 AM  

edmo: So do we blame Obama or Bush?


One in the hand is better than two in the Bush.
 
2013-11-09 11:22:10 AM  

PawisBetlog: 50 foot storm surge has to be a typo, that's like a 4 story building!


I read somewhere that it was 6 meters or around 20 feet. Still, that's a two-story house in height. Plenty bad enough. Pics and vids of the damages look just like those I've seen in the US after a tornado, only affecting a much larger area.
 
2013-11-09 11:24:53 AM  
It's God punishing them for being too Asian.

/got nothing
 
2013-11-09 11:26:01 AM  
Wait, I'm confused.  This must be a hoax, because I was told that with the Philippines' far superior building quality and infrastructure, this "storm" would be laughed off as an elephant laughs off a gnat.
 
2013-11-09 11:38:11 AM  
I'm trying to wrap my mind around this, but think: EF3-4 tornado levels of damage over an area tens of miles wide and hundreds of miles long.
A Katrina sized storm surge in an area much less well built than the Gulf Coast (which was almost obliterated anyway).
Almost unmeasurable amounts of rain leading to widespread flooding, mudslides, etc.

This thing is going to make Hurricane Mitch look like a summer storm.
 
2013-11-09 11:42:52 AM  

iodine: If CNN covered it, then the fatalities will be over 9,000.  It looks pretty desperate without adding to the misery with a heaping helping of piping hot CNN.


The Red Cross is saying there are already over 1,000 dead in Leyte and another 200 in Samar. They're just beginning to clear the rubble and there are lots of small towns that haven't been heard from yet due to downed phone lines and cell towers. The death toll could very well be 9,000 at the end.

With that, it's bedtime for me. Let's hope this marks the last of the "interesting times" we've been having around here lately: 7.2 earthquake, aftershocks for over a week, then a supertyphoon. Enough, already! :)
 
2013-11-09 12:00:58 PM  

Stretchy Cat: Wait, I'm confused.  This must be a hoax, because I was told that with the Philippines' far superior building quality and infrastructure, this "storm" would be laughed off as an elephant laughs off a gnat.


Yeah i was wondering if that guy who played this off as "nothing but another storm" is gonna show up in this thread.
 
2013-11-09 12:01:07 PM  

no icon tact: That is current data in current location, not landfall in  Philippines or overall maximum sustained during track.

Farking times series data, how does it work?


Invisibly, from the point of view of the story.  I found the second citation contradicting the first to be confusing.

I did eventually read the original cited CNN link, though, and it does make clear, to my dismay, that the storm was stronger when hit the Philippines.
 
2013-11-09 12:05:59 PM  
Stretchy Cat:  This must be a hoax, because I was told that with the Philippines' far superior building quality and infrastructure, this "storm" would be laughed off as an elephant laughs off a gnat.


Superior structure and infrastructure?  Who said that?  You're making stuff up.

Cebu is the only city in that area that has actual high rises and substantial infrastructure (for the Philippines).  The only good thing about Philippine structure is they tend to build light and cheap, so rebuilding efforts may be somewhat quicker/cheaper than in a more developed country.
 
2013-11-09 12:27:51 PM  
A death toll up to 1,200 people in the Philippines is now being suggested:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/feared-dead-in-philippine s- typhoon/story-e6frg6so-1226756587763
 
2013-11-09 12:53:03 PM  

ronnie2bucks: Stretchy Cat: Wait, I'm confused.  This must be a hoax, because I was told that with the Philippines' far superior building quality and infrastructure, this "storm" would be laughed off as an elephant laughs off a gnat.

Yeah i was wondering if that guy who played this off as "nothing but another storm" is gonna show up in this thread.


I remember that guy in that thread.

I wonder if he's dead.
 
2013-11-09 01:32:50 PM  
I saw Sharknado for the first time the other night. It was bad. Ed Wood bad. No, I take that back:  Ishtar bad.
 
2013-11-09 01:35:55 PM  

steveGswine: AbiNormal: I stopped reading at "CNN writes".

The article cites "CNN writes 'With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in recorded history.'"

It then proceeds to link the Hong Kong Observatory page on this storm, which says "Maximum sustained wind near centre:  175 km/h".

Not to downplay the severity of the storm, but the story makes CNN seem kind of wacky.


Anyone who cites CNN can't be trusted.
 
2013-11-09 01:41:55 PM  
I could care less how many people perish from this storm, but for the love of mother nature, please dont let this storm hit a nuclear facility. the last thing we need is another left-over radioactive-mess from another one of god's methods of dealing with overpopulation.
 
2013-11-09 02:04:44 PM  
CSB My BIL was an Army helicopter pilot. He flew up and down the SE US coast. Showed me a shiat ton of looking down pics - resort swimmers side-by-side with non-bitey sharks in every single one.
End CSB

I'm thinking the Yolanda sharks are probably all woozy and WTF and decidedly non-bitey. Betting they just want to return to normal 'suck my dick' life.

/Unscientific anecdotes and anthropomorphism FTW.
 
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