from storm 2k...i am quoting...theere ar e different folks contributing to this...
¨It kept hitting the islands for more than 18 hours, so congratulations for still being a Cat3+ storm. lol. Though JTWC keeps it at 135 knots, and they aren't calling it a supertyphoon anymore. Haha.
The rain has stopped here in Manila btw..though right now we are experiencing wind
gusts. I heard the winds are even stronger down in Cavite and Lagana provinces. I am just thankful that the metropolitan area was spared by the worst of this supertyphoon. Manila is the capital city but this urbanized jungle is still no match for 170kt winds.
There are no updates coming from Tacloban and Ormoc Leyte. The news anchors sent there couldn't be reached by any means of communication. The footage of the 10-feet storm surge in Tacloban is alarming. The video footage shows the water
submerging the second floor of the buildings in Tacloban in less than 30 minutes....props to ABS-CBN for showing us the extent of Haiyan's fury at landfall. Now I'm waiting for James' footage..........
Typhoon Haiyan Brief Technical Report
Damage in Cebu
The Yolanda Aftermath in Photos | The Cebu Website: ZeroThreeTwo
looking around the area at places well away from the strongest winds including cebu. there has been significant damage.. tacloban may be in ruins.
It looks like the northern eyewall passed south of Tacloban. Not by a lot, but by enough to keep winds there in the cat 1-2 range.
Even if winds were only Cat 1-2, the storm surge could have easily been up to 20 feet in spots and that would be cataclysmic as well...
ugly scenario unfolding for vietnam
with that forecast
A major surge event could be on tap for Hanoi even with a Cat 1 storm winds. The geometry of that bay would amplify any effect and the Hanoi area is on a low-lying delta
. What we're seeing might be only the tip of the iceberg.
hanoi metro has a population of over 6.5 million people...not counting many more millions in other areas...
Update: it's not 33, at least 56 are reported to have died..majority coming from Leyte.
I'm not sure what happened to that story, but its' precursor has a lot of video and detail that I haven't seen before. Almost 30 minutes of unique video and first-hand accounts (albeit in languages I've never heard)
56 fatalitles reported so far
figures have yet to be released but Super Typhoon Yolanda, said to be the most powerful cyclone to ever make landfall, reportedly left at least 56 dead as it moved across the central Philippines
According to a report by GMA News' Jiggy Manicad, aired on Friday evening's episode of "State of the Nation with Jessica Soho", at least 53 people were dead in Tacloban City and Palo town in Leyte. The province was one of the worst hit by the typhoon.
guys...please take time to look at the latest WPAC sat image. There are clusters of clouds over the east. Are those developing storm again?
East of where? Associated with Haiyan or well east of the Philippines
? There's another disturbance near 3.5N/143E which is forecast
to become a TS and impact the same areas hit by Haiyan in 4-5 days. Probably only as a TS, though.
GFS has a TS with 35kt winds moving almost exactly on Haiyan's path through the Philippines. It reaches where Haiyan made landfall late Tuesday (local time). Euro doesn't develop this disturbance (now near 3.5N/142E) at all. So currently, it looks like a weak storm if it does develop. Develop or not, good chance of some heavy rain next Tue/Wed across the same areas hit by Haiyan.¨