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    Davis Knowlton batten down the hatches Typhoon on it's way .

    Philippines prepare again as yet another Typhoon lines them up



    Haima will be the second typhoon to hammer the Philippines in four days; on Sunday, Typhoon Sarika (local name Karen) slammed into the northeast in the Aurora province, killing at least three people


    THE PHILIPPINES has ordered evacuations along its northern coastline as well as low-lying and mountainous areas, as the country braces for Typhoon Haima (local name Lawin), a tropical cyclone that has now been upgraded to a Category 5 storm.

    Media reports say the typhoon – the strongest storm threat in three years – is expected to make landfall in Luzon before midnight Wednesday and leave in its wake major flooding and landslides as well as storm surges of up to 5 meters.

    According to The Weather Channel, Haima was centered about 345 miles (555km) east-northeast of the Philippine capital of Manila as of midday Wednesday.

    The report said: “Infrared satellite imagery shows a classic, intense, west Pacific super typhoon with a large eye and an intense ring of convection surrounding it.”

    “The typhoon is very strong and destructive because of its large diameter,” said Rene Paciente, assistant weather services chief at the weather bureau, as quoted by Reuters.

    The wire agency also said that some flights and classes have been suspended in anticipation of the storm, while the Philippine Coast Guard has banned sea travel and fishing.

    A report by Accuweather said Haima is forecast to track over the northern part of Luzon in northern Philippines. It said landfall on the eastern coast of Luzon, near Kinayabutan Beach in Baggao, will likely take place Wednesday night. CNN reported that the storm will last through to Thursday and that at least 2.7 million people across seven provinces will be affected.

    Accuweather added that wind gusts upon landfall could go up to 275kph (173mph) and cause “major damage to areas in its path”.

    “Winds of this magnitude are capable of major structural damage, including completely removing exterior walls and roofs.

    “These powerful winds in combination with torrential rain will down trees, and may cause widespread power outages that could linger well after the storm has passed,” it wrote wrote.

    Haima will be the second typhoon to hammer the Philippines in four days; on Sunday, Typhoon Sarika (local name Karen) slammed into the northeast in the Aurora province, killing at least three people.

    Philippines prepare again as yet another Typhoon lines them up - BangkokJack - Bangkok News


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    ^Won't hit where I live. Just some wind and rain, like the one that just went through.

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    Why is the concern only for Davis? None for GracelessFawn or me?

    I cry sexism on this! Or ageism! Or racism! And other -isms!

    Heh.

    -can feel the wind now, at my place. Hope it's not as strong as Yolanda (Haiyan, 2013) or Glenda (2014).

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    They probably know you live close to my place, Katie. I'm sure they're more concerned about you than me.

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    Yes , we all love Katie23 ,

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    Awww shucks...

    I feel some tears welling up... sniff sniff....

    Heh.

    I'm confident that Davis will roundhouse kick this typhoon away. Send it to the direction of kooju & co.

    Gotta go. Work's just over & will prep my stuff for the storm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Why is the concern only for Davis? None for GracelessFawn or me?

    I cry sexism on this! Or ageism! Or racism! And other -isms!

    Heh.

    -can feel the wind now, at my place. Hope it's not as strong as Yolanda (Haiyan, 2013) or Glenda (2014).

    Praying for your safety




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    According to this
    Tropical cyclone track information - GIS version
    We're next but hopefully it will have spent most of it's energy by the time it reaches HK.

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    @urban - aww... how sweet! Hibiscus flowers - called gumamela here.
    Are you trying to get on my good side? Heh...

    @cujo - yeah, the trajectory of the typhoon is in your direction, unless it changes course. Keep safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Awww shucks...

    I feel some tears welling up... sniff sniff....

    Heh.

    I'm confident that Davis will roundhouse kick this typhoon away. Send it to the direction of kooju & co.

    Gotta go. Work's just over & will prep my stuff for the storm!
    stock up on the Baluts Katie, if the storm hits hard there might be a shortage, And the price will go up. Supply and demand ya know

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    Seems to have altered course and be heading south now.
    https://www.windytv.com/?19.653,121.750,6

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    Don't think Kate would eat one of them balut eggs their disgusting , Katie is a refined lady ,

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    #prayforkatie23

    #daviesdontgiveafuckaboutabitofwindandrain

    #dontforgettheloytoypiethread

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    @bogon - wow, I have my own hashtag! Makes me feel so speyshul. Heh.

    @bogon & harry - do you guys even pray? Or just prey? Heh! Whatever, thnx for the luv.

    @bld - no worries abt balut. My mom has 2 ducks (male & female) in the province. She makes her own balut, so I get to eat real, homemade balut!

    @snakey - yes, I'm refined, but I also eat balut! Yum! Those who cannot eat balut are considered as sissies. Heh!

    -no winds or rain at the mo. Seems the typhoon is concentrated up north.

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    why live there?

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    All will be Ok, the new Presidente will wipe it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jofrey
    why live there?
    "There's no place like home, Toto"...

    Actually, it's:


    "Oh, Auntie Em, There's no place like home"...

    A classic line from a classic story...

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    ^We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! (Cue in music).

    -just slight wind now, plus some cloudiness. No rain. Didn't even rain last night here. But it:s bad in the north.

    No work today, yay! I can catch up on some paperwork.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...a-hits-country
    Super typhoon Haima causes widespread destruction in Philippines
    Houses are destroyed as communities take shelter from sustained winds of more than 225km/h

    Agence France-Presse in Manila
    Wednesday 19 October 2016 22.09 EDT
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    One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and ripped giant trees out of the ground on Thursday.

    Super typhoon Haima hit the northern province of Cagayan late on Wednesday night with winds almost on a par with catastrophic Haiyan, which was then the strongest storm to strike the disaster-prone south-east Asian archipelago and claimed more than 7,350 lives in 2013.

    Haima roared across mountain and farming communities of the northern regions of the main island of Luzon overnight, and by morning a picture was emerging of widespread destruction.


    “Rice and corn plants as far as the eye can see are flattened,” Villamor Visaya, a university teacher in Ilagan, one of the main northern cities with a population of 130,000 people, said.

    “Many houses were destroyed. I saw one school building crushed under a large tree ... it was as if our house was being pulled from its foundations.”

    Haima hit coastal towns facing the Pacific ocean with sustained winds of 225km/h (140mph), and wind gusts of up to 315km/h.

    It weakened overnight as it hit mountain ranges and by 9am on Thursday was leaving the western edge of Luzon, heading towards southern China.

    Jefferson Soriano, the mayor of Tuguegarao, the capital of Cagayan where Haima made landfall, reported badly damaged schools and gymnasiums where people had sought shelter.

    “They are calling for help because the roofs have been torn off. The problem is, our rescuers here are unable to go out and help,” Soriana told DZMM radio before dawn.

    President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday night all possible preparations had been made for Haima, with tens of thousands of people evacuated, but he still struck an ominous tone.

    “We only pray we be spared the destruction such as the previous times, which brought agony and suffering,” Duterte said in Beijing, during a state visit. “But we are ready. Everything has been deployed.”

    About 10 million people across the northern parts of Luzon were at risk, the government’s disaster risk management agency said on Wednesday.

    The Philippine islands are often the first major landmass to be hit by storms that are created over the Pacific ocean. The south-east Asian archipelago endures about 20 major storms each year, many of them deadly.

    The most powerful and deadliest was Haiyan, which destroyed entire towns in heavily populated areas of the central Philippines.

    The capital of Manila is about 350km south of where Haima struck land.

    However the city, with about 12 million people, was not affected, hit only by moderate winds overnight and little rain.

    Haima was the second typhoon to hit the northern Philippines in a week, after Sarika struck on Sunday claiming at least one life and leaving three people missing.

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