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(Mirror.co.uk)   More than 1,200 confirmed dead following typhoon in Philippines but with hardest hit city of 200,000 being reduced to a muddy wasteland, Red Cross is preparing for "massive casualties"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 178
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2013-11-09 08:42:30 PM
The Guardian is reporting at least 10,000 now but there's no way to know. You can't really build for a storm like that.
 
2013-11-09 08:56:02 PM

Confabulat: The Guardian is reporting at least 10,000 now but there's no way to know. You can't really build for a storm like that.


I've seen estimates of 20,000+
 
2013-11-09 08:59:38 PM
All my family in the area have checked in safe and healthy.
 
2013-11-09 09:06:59 PM

unlikely: All my family in the area have checked in safe and healthy.


Outstanding.  How's their drinking water situation?
 
2013-11-09 09:17:00 PM
 
2013-11-09 09:23:34 PM
As a Florida resident, I'm asking that we pray for Omarion.
 
2013-11-09 09:24:01 PM
Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.
 
2013-11-09 09:25:04 PM

wildcardjack: Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.


If you are Noam Chomsky, why not predict 112 million?
 
2013-11-09 09:26:00 PM

flucto: Reuters: At least 10,000 dead  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/us-philippines-typhoon-idUS B RE9A603Q20131110


f*ck
 
2013-11-09 09:26:28 PM
Is that Wuffho guy ok?
 
2013-11-09 09:27:10 PM
At Fox news they are calling it Obama's Katrina.
 
2013-11-09 09:27:54 PM

wildcardjack: Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.


Given the fact that people were still living in tents from the earthquake a few weeks ago, you sadly may not be that far off.
 
2013-11-09 09:28:01 PM

LesserEvil: If you are Noam Chomsky, why not predict 112 million?


Is there nothing that's not in the millions for Noam?

/except for happy people
 
2013-11-09 09:28:08 PM
I want to know if Whuffo survived.

Oh no; the latest hand-wringing fest has reached full potential. Yes, it's a big storm - but big storms have visited the country before. The government has been working hard to move people from the endangered areas to safety and protect as much property as is possible. There will be some severe damage, but people are standing by to put things right. Just what you'd expect from a country that sees over 20 of these storms per year. It's also worth noting that the strength of cyclonic storms like this comes from the ocean - and when they move into shallow water and over land they lose strength very quickly.
What do I know about this stuff? I live in the Philippines; I came here to get away from what the US is becoming. Am I worried? Nope. We'll get some heavy rain here at my house and there might be some flooded streets where the storm sewer grates are plugged with debris. I've seen it before and it'll happen again. No big deal.
And that comment about how much it'd cost the US in aid is stupid - do you know how much financial aid the US sends to the Philippines? It's a trivial amount, just enough to put on some bureaucrat's report that they sent some aid. Double it and it'd still be insignificant. Things aren't the way your news (actually, entertainment) media tells you. They're very good at telling you stories that make the US seem better than any other country in the world.


http://www.fark.com/comments/8008299/87495772#c87495772
 
2013-11-09 09:28:09 PM
RIP
 
2013-11-09 09:28:17 PM

Bathysphere: Is that Wuffho guy ok?


I came here to say this...

/maybe he's eating his selfish words now...
 
2013-11-09 09:28:42 PM
Wonder how many brilliant Farkers will be turning up to point out how the idiots only have themselves to blame for living in a place where this could happen?  Because I'd love to take a shiat in those Farker's mouths.
 
2013-11-09 09:30:29 PM

mooseyfate: Wonder how many brilliant Farkers will be turning up to point out how the idiots only have themselves to blame for living in a place where this could happen?  Because I'd love to take a shiat in those Farker's mouths.


Could not possibly agree more.
 
GBB
2013-11-09 09:30:41 PM
So, do the tin roofs help with cell phone reception?
 
2013-11-09 09:30:52 PM
I hate to be that guy who points it out to subby.... but causalities and casualties are different words.  I can't really wrap my head around the scope of the tragedy right now.
 
2013-11-09 09:31:05 PM

wildcardjack: Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.


I bid 42,001.
 
2013-11-09 09:31:44 PM
Man, that is one farked up situation.
 
2013-11-09 09:33:14 PM
I estimate it at eleventy brazilian.
 
2013-11-09 09:33:25 PM
If anyone wants to donate to relief funds, Charity Navigator has put together a list of some of the best charities that plan to step in and help out. Please give as generously as you can.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1659# . Un7vqJ_nbqA
 
2013-11-09 09:34:05 PM

Lonestar: At Fox news


Shut your god damn pie hole
 
2013-11-09 09:36:14 PM
Mooseyfate:   Wonder how many brilliant Farkers will be turning up to point out how the idiots only have themselves to blame for living in a place where this could happen?  Because I'd love to take a shiat in those Farker's mouths.

Oh, I'm sure there will be a number of "clever" comments, this being Fark.
 
2013-11-09 09:38:36 PM
I bid 1 dollar.
 
2013-11-09 09:39:19 PM

12349876: I want to know if Whuffo survived.

Oh no; the latest hand-wringing fest has reached full potential. Yes, it's a big storm - but big storms have visited the country before. The government has been working hard to move people from the endangered areas to safety and protect as much property as is possible. There will be some severe damage, but people are standing by to put things right. Just what you'd expect from a country that sees over 20 of these storms per year. It's also worth noting that the strength of cyclonic storms like this comes from the ocean - and when they move into shallow water and over land they lose strength very quickly.
What do I know about this stuff? I live in the Philippines; I came here to get away from what the US is becoming. Am I worried? Nope. We'll get some heavy rain here at my house and there might be some flooded streets where the storm sewer grates are plugged with debris. I've seen it before and it'll happen again. No big deal.
And that comment about how much it'd cost the US in aid is stupid - do you know how much financial aid the US sends to the Philippines? It's a trivial amount, just enough to put on some bureaucrat's report that they sent some aid. Double it and it'd still be insignificant. Things aren't the way your news (actually, entertainment) media tells you. They're very good at telling you stories that make the US seem better than any other country in the world.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8008299/87495772#c87495772


Even if he's OK (hopefully) we won't be hearing from him for quite a while I'd assume, take a while to restore the power grid after a storm like that.
 
2013-11-09 09:39:48 PM
Now would be a good time to say "fark"

/and to make a donation to the reputable relief organization of your choice.
 
2013-11-09 09:39:49 PM

FarkGrudge: I came here to say this...

/maybe he's eating his selfish words now...


I am in the Philippines as well and I will just tell you that you need to get over yourself.  There is barely any damage at all.  By sheer coincidence, my computer was also thrown into the top of the tree which I am currently stranded in.  I will continue to update you on the complete lack of devastation.
 
2013-11-09 09:40:11 PM
Dont worry this is still somehow Bush's fault with his magical presidential time machine.
 
2013-11-09 09:42:01 PM
Fresh from Twitter:

An aerial view shows damaged houses along the coast of Iloilo Province, central Philippines. Photo: Reuters http://t.co/LiL2axcybv
 
2013-11-09 09:42:44 PM

you are a puppet: I bid 1 dollar.



I bid 50 quatloos on the newcomer.
 
2013-11-09 09:43:57 PM

SirEattonHogg: Mooseyfate:   Wonder how many brilliant Farkers will be turning up to point out how the idiots only have themselves to blame for living in a place where this could happen?  Because I'd love to take a shiat in those Farker's mouths.

Oh, I'm sure there will be a number of "clever" comments, this being Fark.


I'll try.
Jesus H. Christ does not care about Filipino people!
 
2013-11-09 09:44:02 PM
whither_apophis:   Now would be a good time to say "fark"

/and to make a donation to the reputable relief organization of your choice.


Fark and This.
 
2013-11-09 09:44:46 PM

LesserEvil: wildcardjack: Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.

If you are Noam Chomsky, why not predict 112 million?


Noam would say 10,000 from the storm and blame the rest on the US somehow
 
2013-11-09 09:45:53 PM
This is what happens when we let Republicans steer energy/environmental policy.  Thanks, assholes.
 
2013-11-09 09:45:55 PM
Ryker's Penninsula:

I'll try.
Jesus H. Christ does not care about Filipino people!


Also acceptable: Thanks Fartbama.
 
2013-11-09 09:46:50 PM

whither_apophis: Now would be a good time to say "fark"

/and to make a donation to the reputable relief organization of your choice.


I'm posting from my phone and can't insert a link apparently, but I posted a list of reputable organizations compiled by Charity Navigator earlier in the thread. I'd appreciate somebody putting it in an actual link. I gave $20 to Direct Relief because they were on that list.
 
2013-11-09 09:46:55 PM

wildcardjack: Since I'll never be punished for guessing numbers, I estimate the death toll at 42,000.


ok. i'm in.  41,726.6
 
2013-11-09 09:47:26 PM
Its too bad 200,000 internet trolls couldn't have been in the way of this storm instead of a city full of families.
 
2013-11-09 09:48:02 PM
Here's an interesting thought: What's going down in the Spratly islands with this typhoon.

Submitted an article on a Filipino outpost on a rusty old ship in that disputed island chain, got some comments but never got out of Totalfark. Wonder if the developed Chinese outposts were leveled -- or if they've grabbed more islands in the chaos.
 
2013-11-09 09:48:35 PM

12349876: I want to know if Whuffo survived.

Oh no; the latest hand-wringing fest has reached full potential. Yes, it's a big storm - but big storms have visited the country before. The government has been working hard to move people from the endangered areas to safety and protect as much property as is possible. There will be some severe damage, but people are standing by to put things right. Just what you'd expect from a country that sees over 20 of these storms per year. It's also worth noting that the strength of cyclonic storms like this comes from the ocean - and when they move into shallow water and over land they lose strength very quickly.
What do I know about this stuff? I live in the Philippines; I came here to get away from what the US is becoming. Am I worried? Nope. We'll get some heavy rain here at my house and there might be some flooded streets where the storm sewer grates are plugged with debris. I've seen it before and it'll happen again. No big deal.
And that comment about how much it'd cost the US in aid is stupid - do you know how much financial aid the US sends to the Philippines? It's a trivial amount, just enough to put on some bureaucrat's report that they sent some aid. Double it and it'd still be insignificant. Things aren't the way your news (actually, entertainment) media tells you. They're very good at telling you stories that make the US seem better than any other country in the world.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8008299/87495772#c87495772


Pray for Whuffo

i.imgur.com

(Sorry if Whuffo looks nothing like this. It is just how I pictured him from his Fark user name and profile.)
 
2013-11-09 09:50:59 PM

FarkQued: Its too bad 200,000 internet trolls couldn't have been in the way of this storm instead of a city full of families.


The Fark politics tab would get desserted
 
2013-11-09 09:52:01 PM
I'd be more sympathetic if I were more familiar with their food.  But alas--no Filipino restaurants around here.
 
2013-11-09 09:52:18 PM
I have an uncle with his Filipino wife living in Florida, but travels often to the Philippines.  I don't know where he could be, and even if he is home, I can't contact him.  I guess if I don't hear anything before next Aug., I'll expect him at the family reunion.  We're close if you can't tell.

/not really, good guy in person, but he doesn't call or write anyone.
//I'm more concerned for some church folk over there.
 
2013-11-09 09:52:32 PM

machoprogrammer: FarkQued: Its too bad 200,000 internet trolls couldn't have been in the way of this storm instead of a city full of families.

The Fark politics tab would get desserted


Deliciously so.
 
2013-11-09 09:52:33 PM

machoprogrammer: FarkQued: Its too bad 200,000 internet trolls couldn't have been in the way of this storm instead of a city full of families.

The Fark politics tab would get desserted


Fox News would be out 100 employees and their sock puppets.
 
2013-11-09 09:55:41 PM

Confabulat: The Guardian is reporting at least 10,000 now but there's no way to know. You can't really build for a storm like that.


Well, you would expect Super Haiyan to be over 9000.

/Aisle seat, please.
 
2013-11-09 09:56:10 PM

Oldiron_79: Dont worry this is still somehow Bush's fault with his magical presidential time machine.


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