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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Super Typhoon Haiyan is headed directly there.

    For those who don't know, the population of the Philippines is 100,000,000 strong.

    According to Quantcast, 874,282 HP cookies are there. And, yes, we have many, many writers from the Philippines here.

    It's the middle of the night there now (this post made ~noon HP time). Hopefully, this thread can be used to discuss the ongoing situation. Who knows? Maybe this thread can even turn out to be helpful in some way.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hope the storm changes course!

    2. jemuelO profile image85
      jemuelOposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The Philippines has been badly hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan yesterday. Houses, buildings and other infrastructures were badly damaged by the very strong winds and storm surges. Eastern Visayas (Leyte and Samar) and other places where the typhoon made its landfall was horribly damaged, making them isolated and impassable. No power and communications in these places as of the moment. I'm afraid that the number of deaths will increase, really horrible. I am saddened by what had happened. The typhoon victims really need help. Let us also offer our prayers.
      Here are some links about the typhoon
      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regio … loban-city
      http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/523931/ove … hilippines
      http://anc.yahoo.com/video/abs-cbn-anch … 10442.html
      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation … e-calamity
      sad

  2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
    Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with our friends in the Philippines! Be well, and be safe!

  3. jemuelO profile image85
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    Here we go again! Super typhoon Haiyan(called Yolanda in PH) hits the Philippines. The strong typhoon has made a landfall few hours ago. It will be here in cebu, our place, before noon (Phil. time; its now 7AM). We're experiencing heavy rains and winds. Good thing that there is still source of power, I was able to make this post. Praying for everybody's safety. Thanks pdm and HP for thinking about us.

  4. jemuelO profile image85
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    We are now raised in public storm signal no. 4 (the highest warning/alert in phil.). Pre-emptive evacuations were made for those people living near the coastal areas. The government is now on full alert level, and has made disaster management actions to attain the goal of zero casualty. This typhoon is very strong and most likely destructive.

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that your government is able to attain that goal of zero casualties, jemuelO.  Take care,

      1. jemuelO profile image85
        jemuelOposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am really saddened by the news as I open the internet after the power has been restored since yesterday's blackout. So sad that the number of casualties and the deaths reported are continuously increasing.
        sad

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I missed this thread. We're so sorry for the great loss. Thank God you're safe. Thank you for all the updates.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed, made landfall Friday morning in the Philippines...", http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asi … on-haiyan/

    "...195 mph winds...", "...next 18 hours..."

  6. tirelesstraveler profile image86
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Experiencing a typhoon is most interesting.  Have friends in the PI. Will definitely be praying.

    1. jemuelO profile image85
      jemuelOposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks God we are safe! The power has just been restored in our area(Cebu). That was the strongest typhoon I have ever experienced.

      1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
        Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Glad you're safe, jemuelO! I, too, was saddened to hear of the loss of so many due to Yolanda.  Nature is such an awesome force.  It really makes you think about your place in the grand scheme of things.  Take care,

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

      Horrible, horrible, horrible!!
      From the images I've seen so far, this looks worse than Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined!!
      At least as bad as the Tsunami in 2011 in Japan.

      My heart goes out to all affected.

      1. jemuelO profile image85
        jemuelOposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you DzyMsLizzy, typhoon Haiyan was really strong, causing horrible effects and damages to properties and lives of people here. I never imagined this to happen at all.
        The primary cause of casualties was the storm surge which hit the Eastern provinces of the Philippines. The storm surge flooded the entire city and killed thousands of people including those in evacuation sites. It was like a tsunami since huge waves strike the province-totally devastating. We're just so lucky here in Cebu City that Haiyan did not make a landfall on our area and that we have zero casualty as reported, not as horrible as it is in some parts of the country-so thankful to God that we are safe, and I pray for the safety of my countrymen as the NEW Storm has entered the Philippine area of responsibility and is expected to landfall this week.

        Let's continue to help and pray the victims of this calamity.

    3. tirelesstraveler profile image86
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

      What happened? Were there no warnings? We lived through super typhoon Pamela on Guam in 1776.  Winds exceeded 210 mph . 
      The weather equipment blew away after that.  There were only three human deaths.   .

    4. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

      There were warnings but the building and infrastructure situation there is very different to most US regions and even other nearby areas given the population density, and it was one of the largest storms seen worldwide for many years.

    5. Alphapx profile image75
      Alphapxposted 3 years ago

      I am a 3 year member with Hubpages now with some of my accounts and I really appreciate your initiative as hubbers.

      I didn't think Hubbers at Hubpages could think us Filipinos since we are inferior of you Americans for being a third world country. But hey, thanks for this simple yet a valuable support for us.

      We are making drop centers around town. I heard my friends are organizing to support our fellow Cebuanos in Northern part of Cebu.

    6. Alphapx profile image75
      Alphapxposted 3 years ago

      Thank God the typhoon Zoraida did not hit again in our country after Yolanda/Haiyan. That day, I and my students prayed sincerely by writing our prayers in a paper and burn them in front of the altar which I guess very effective because the typhoon just vanished in the Pacific. Just glad it happened.

     
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