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Super Typhoon Haiyan Ravaging the Philippines

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Super Typhoon Haiyan, a massive tycoon is making its way through the Philippines, is leaving absolute devastation in its wake. The category 5 storm made landfall at 4:30 am and has been maintaining sustained winds of 195 miles per hour.

    The typhoon is so large that it has been declared a "Super Typhoon" and meteorologists are suggesting that it has the potential to be the strongest storm ever recorded in history. The comparisons are already rolling in about Hurricane Katrina and many are claiming it is like comparing apples and oranges with how large Haiyan is. If that is the case, then the Philippines are in for a lot of trouble.

    What does everyone think about the size of this storm? It is said to stretch across two-thirds of the country, which is more than 1,150 miles in length. Are these storms the new "normal" or is this just an anomaly?
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    Nebraska
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    Reports this morning are saying 1200 deaths, and that is just a preliminary guess. No one has any idea, and the final toll may never be known. Unfortunately it may be much higher.

    The US military are on their way to deliver much needed help. I'm sure lots of organizations will help as well other countries.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: Reports this morning are saying 1200 deaths, and that is just a preliminary guess. No one has any idea, and the final toll may never be known. Unfortunately it may be much higher.

    The US military are on their way to deliver much needed help. I'm sure lots of organizations will help as well other countries.
    Yes I believe, that in the future we will get more of these; global warming may have something to do with it. Indeed I hope these people will be helped one way or another. I've been on Cebu; these people have very little to begin with, so ahugetask for the UN and others.