Super Typhoon strikes Philippines

| 08/11/2013

(CNS): A category five super typhoon has struck the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, which is the strongest storm of the Pacific season so far and may be the strongest in the country’s history, was packing winds of up to 195mph as it raced across a string of islands, setting off landslides and knocking out power and communication lines in several provinces. At least four people are reported dead. Almost three quarters of a million people have been forced to evacuate and many residents who were already homeless due to a recent earthquake were impacted by the powerful cyclone. This is the third super typhoon with maximum sustained winds of at least 150 mph to strike the country this season.

Forecasters said Haiyan was expected to move out over water south of Mindoro island Friday evening and into the South China Sea on Saturday, heading toward Vietnam.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know if the local red Cross or any other local organisations is co-ordinating donation efforts? I would like to donate somehow.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A huge human tragedy. May God rest the souls of the departed and protect those who are suffering,

  3. Anonymous says:

    i know this is not a good feeling , having one of these monsters barreling down on your country,god be with them.

    • Anonymous says:

      I guess god missed the 10000 or more that may be dead. That expression may God be with them is getting old

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this has been a devastating year for the Philippines.

    Hopefully one of our civic organizations (maybe the Red Cross) can facilitate a drive for donations. 

    I've already sent some to a friend there….but would certainly give again to a reputable civic organization.