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Super Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Bears Down on Philippines (Now Cat 5)
Weather channel ^ | 12/02/12 | N/a

Posted on 12/02/2012 6:06:21 PM PST by SueRae

Link only...can't get my gosh darned iPad to cooperate. The good news is that much of Palau was spared! Last minute turn indeed, thank you, God.

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For those still in the path, we're thinking of you and praying for your safety.
1 posted on 12/02/2012 6:06:25 PM PST by SueRae
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To: SueRae; onyx

Ping


2 posted on 12/02/2012 6:11:27 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: AlexW; Berosus; buwaya; DFG; Doofer; knarf; LadyDoc; Mark17; max americana; montanajoe; ...
PIng
3 posted on 12/02/2012 6:16:43 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: SueRae
The good news is that much of Palau was spared!

So those Palauans who said the storm would turn away were right.

4 posted on 12/02/2012 6:18:52 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!)
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To: ASA Vet
Thanx for the ping ... talkin' to mama right now (930PM eastern)

She's about 1/2 way on the east coast of Mindanao

Report said to be a cat 4 hit Tuesday.

6 posted on 12/02/2012 6:32:48 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SueRae

Best and up to the min. data is at www.typhoon2000.ph

Looks like it will cross Mindanao and go in near Dumaguete, just off the south end of Cebu.
May still have winds 100+ mph when passing south end of Cebu.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 6:33:55 PM PST by AlexW
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To: GeronL

Do us all a favor. Please just stay off hurricane/typhoon threads. All you do is troll on them. Your behavior during Sandy was despicable.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 6:38:38 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: AlexW

I wish you well, sounds like you are well-prepared. Hoping it weakens further before it gets to where you are. (My geography improved considerably since we started following this storm last night). And 100 mph is still bad...but certainly better than the 155-180 that the forecasters had last night. Take good care.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 6:38:47 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: AlexW

I wish you well, sounds like you are well-prepared. Hoping it weakens further before it gets to where you are. (My geography improved considerably since we started following this storm last night). And 100 mph is still bad...but certainly better than the 155-180 that the forecasters had last night. Take good care.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 6:38:47 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: GeronL

“what happened to Palau?
__________________________________

Try here:
https://twitter.com/typhoonfury


11 posted on 12/02/2012 6:39:20 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SueRae

Prayer answered!


12 posted on 12/02/2012 6:40:13 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: GeronL
Palau got lucky.

NYC and the Jersey Shore did not.

Seriously, you think this is all fun and games. You're not funny. Just an a-hole.

13 posted on 12/02/2012 6:40:26 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Asking for an update from yesterday is all I was asking for.

Sure, I get sarcastic and I try to be funny. I wasn't the only one cracking "capsize" jokes last night.

Sandy? I was making fun of the media coverage. It was going to be the worst storm in the history of storms. lol. Where was the coverage for West Virginia?

14 posted on 12/02/2012 7:00:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: knarf

My sis-in law’s family is in Cebu. Tells me it’s better to be caught there than in the “basin” of Manila.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 7:01:56 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GeronL
Seriously, get over yourself. The forecast had a supertyphoon going over an island woefully unprepared for such. Fortunately, the storm tracked W instead of the WNW track.

Seriously, please leave your stupid and lame attempts at humor on your vanity posts. You were a major-league troll on the Sandy threads. All Sandy did was cause over 50 billion in damage and kill over 100 Americans. Not funny. Neither are you. West Virginia is now back to normal. The Jersey Shore and affected parts of NYC and Long Island will not get back to normal for a long, long time.

16 posted on 12/02/2012 7:04:23 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: max americana

“My sis-in law’s family is in Cebu.”
______________________________

Is in Cebu city, or on Cebu?
Cebu is a big island.
If she is not on a beach, probably OK.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 7:15:25 PM PST by AlexW
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To: max americana; All
Latest ( good tracking animation at :50)
18 posted on 12/02/2012 7:15:49 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SueRae

They better get that monster croc (Lolong) into an escape proof enclosure before the typhoon hits.

They sure as hell don’t need his giant ass wandering around eating dead bodies. He was bad enough when wild.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:12 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: dirtboy

You are the one making personal insults and accusations that make no sense. Have I said anything about you? have I attacked or maligned you in any way?

You resort to personal attacks because you are a small SMALL person with a small SMALL soul


20 posted on 12/02/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Once again, get over yourself. You were all over the Sandy threads saying it wasn't going to be a big deal.

It was. And don't be a liar and pretend you were not.

Please, just stay off these threads if you cannot contain your inner jerk.

21 posted on 12/02/2012 7:35:03 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

You could say:

“I don’t think humor is appropriate right now”

“Too soon, dude”

“I repsectfully disagree with your opinion”

“I do not agree with you”

“I think that position is stupid”

.............

Personal attacks are the first, second and last resort of small minded people.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 7:37:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dirtboy

I didn’t say it wasn’t going to be a big deal. Every hurricane is, and tropical storm Sandy was too. I was poking fun at the media reports trying t make it the biggest deal EVAH.

It wasn’t the worst storm in the recorded history of man.

Not by a long shot.

It wasn’t even the worst natural disaster in American in the last few years.

Nobody foresaw how bad the response would be botched by leftist local, state and federal authorities. That was the biggest tragedy of all of it.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 7:41:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
I don't respect your opinion. You, not once that I saw, admitted you were wrong in downplaying Sandy and joking about it. You instead tried to claim Sandy wasn't as big a deal as the Joplin tornado - whereas Sandy did end up killing more people and causing vastly more damage. In your banal efforts to ride your stupid opinion to the bitter end, you tried a different metric for Sandy, and were too small of a person to admit you were wrong there as well.

So go suck eggs. And quit playing the victim. What you consider a personal attack is an accurate description of your jerk-ass posts on hurricane threads.

24 posted on 12/02/2012 7:43:36 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: GeronL
I didn’t say it wasn’t going to be a big deal. Every hurricane is, and tropical storm Sandy was too. I was poking fun at the media reports trying t make it the biggest deal EVAH.

It was only the second-most damaging storm on record. I saw your posts. They were pathetic, stupid, and out of place.

Please, just stay off these threads if you cannot add anything constructive to them. Hint: your lame-assed sense of humor does not qualify.

25 posted on 12/02/2012 7:46:43 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: AlexW

Cebu City, not the beach ;) But she knows a lot of expats who live by the beach area.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:34 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GeronL
It wasn’t even the worst natural disaster in American in the last few years.

Other than Katrina, it was.

27 posted on 12/02/2012 7:54:02 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: SueRae

MANILA, Philippines - The island nation of Palau “narrowly escaped” the wrath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), reports said Monday, December 3, after it changed course at the last minute.

Earlier forecasts saw the typhoon making landfall on the island, but it changed its path a bit as it neared the area.

“It was headed right towards Palau and at the last minute it turned to the west and fortunately went south of [the islands],” Derek Williams of the US National Weather Service in Guam said, speaking in an interview with Radio Australia.

Wind gusts of up to 70 mi/h (112 km/h) were recorded in the capital city of Koror, he said.

Williams said the speed of the typhoon “prevented a lot of flooding” on the island, but it still did considerable damage to the area.

Trees were down, and power outages are reported to be widespread on the island. The extent of the damage on the island will still be known in the next few hours.

He added that the typhoon is still considered a “pretty powerful typhoon” once it hits Mindanao in 24 hours.

Palau is usually not along the path of typhoons, Radio Australia noted.


28 posted on 12/02/2012 8:00:22 PM PST by libbylu
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To: libbylu
Palau is usually not along the path of typhoons, Radio Australia noted.

Neither is the southern Philippines.

29 posted on 12/02/2012 8:25:57 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: ASA Vet
yup. it's supposed to hit south of here ( I live north of Manila). pdf local report.
30 posted on 12/03/2012 12:50:34 AM PST by LadyDoc
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To: AlexW; Doofer; palmer; onyx
Hard to tell any more if this is a supertyphoon or an oversized tornado like Andrew, only stronger:


31 posted on 12/03/2012 7:31:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: AlexW; Doofer; palmer; onyx
Cat 5:


32 posted on 12/03/2012 7:39:38 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Fiji Hill
So those Palauans who said the storm would turn away were right.

Yes, but not about the direction. They said it would turn north. Instead it wobbled south and missed most of the islands except the southern ones. The still got a good surge since the surge is north of the storm.

33 posted on 12/03/2012 7:43:06 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: dirtboy
There will be a 50 mile wide swath with nothing left standing and major damage elsewhere (even south of the storm). The storm surge will vary a bit with geography but 20 feet is likely. The officials were warning about 13 foot waves, but the track shows 48 foot waves: http://www.typhoon2000.ph/activetrack.gif This storm looks like Andrew type damage except instead of cinder block houses with some (insubstantial) shelter, there are huts made of sticks and thin sheet metal.
34 posted on 12/03/2012 7:52:04 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer

Yep, you are basically talking about a 50 mile wide EF2-EF3 tornado with gusts to EF4. And a tornado that lasts hours, not minutes, in an area not used to typhoons and with marginal construction. Very, very bad news. Hopefully most people can evacuate to the south of Mindanao - fortunately the wind field is not massive.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 8:49:31 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

From the satellite view there are a couple of sturdier buildings and evenly spaced palm trees.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 10:44:13 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer

It’s taking more of a westward course than forecast. Big trouble. Mindanao is more densely populated along that track, and the storm will have a much longer track over land that way.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 10:57:07 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: palmer
Hell on Earth:


38 posted on 12/03/2012 11:00:22 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Agree with that. Looks like places like Tagum City will get hit. From google satellite it looks like mostly buildings with rusty metal roofs. I’ve seen close-up pictures, generally just light framing with a roof resting on it. Those roofs will fly.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 11:12:20 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: dirtboy

Probably 200 mph winds on the mountains soon (up to 7k feet).


40 posted on 12/03/2012 11:28:16 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: dirtboy; GeronL

Sandy:
Costliest: #2
Deadliest: #23


41 posted on 12/03/2012 12:29:25 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lil Flower

“costliest” because of overpriced real estate and inflation


42 posted on 12/03/2012 12:40:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: palmer

Those buildings will basically explode. Sheet metal and 2x4s as missiles. You do not want to be out in the open in that area.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 1:26:29 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: palmer

Eyewall hitting the coast now. Hope no one stayed behind, but you know some did, especially since the storm came in further south than forecast.


44 posted on 12/03/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Yikes!

They were talking about a bad storm there two years ago there that killed over a thousand people....this thing has winds two and a half times that one, so one can only imagine how devastating this is going to be.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 1:36:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

is there anything live about it


46 posted on 12/03/2012 1:37:33 PM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: dirtboy

I looked up Davao City, south of the track. They have 1.5 million people and the downtown looks sturdy, but you know a lot of the rest are going to have the sheet metal houses.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 1:57:24 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: All

Woke up 45 minutes ago and already getting rain from the storm here in Cebu City and it’s still a day away.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 4:06:15 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: All

Woke up 45 minutes ago and already getting rain from the storm here in Cebu City and it’s still a day away.


49 posted on 12/03/2012 4:06:39 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: SueRae

I called my friends in Kapalong, Mindanao, 3 hours north of Davao City. They survived, but their home has water up to the roof. They put their TV, refrigerator, and bedding in plastic bags, and walked 10 minutes to higher ground, but at least they are OK.


50 posted on 12/05/2012 12:47:10 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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