Skip to comments.Philippine super typhoon kills at least 10,000, official says
Posted on 11/09/2013 7:05:37 PM PST by Innovative
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.
Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director.
Haiyan, a category 5 typhoon that churned through the Philippine archipelago in a straight line from east to west, packing wind gusts of around 275 kph (170 mph), weakened significantly before hitting northern Vietnam on Sunday.
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Pray for the victims...
Just remember "I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man with no feet".
Alex, you and yours Ok?
Tacloban got wiped out. Surrounding Cebu province area has power but no water coz main supply got knocked out. Plenty of bottled water in the province stores but they have no money to buy so am sending pesos there for families to buy the water, rice, fish, charcoal, etc..
Was there just not enough high ground and shelter? Because there was plenty of notice it was coming. Could people just not find somewhere safe?
has he posted since the storm hit?
Alex is OK . They rented a hotel room for the duration . Their area was not hit as hard as was expected .
Prayers for all.
Thanks for the news.
Thanks for news about AlexW. Hope he’s still OK.
I was looking for the last thread he posted on a few weeks ago when there was a lesser storm in the Philippines. Please keep me posted if you hear more. Thanks.
I made two trips to the Philippines....really enjoyed it. Hate to see it getting pounded.
That was an earthquake .
“Alex, you and yours Ok?”
Yes, everything in our town is fine, even though we are on the east cost, about 160 km south of the eye, and in the dark red circle that contained the eye, we little damage. Power was out, maybe 8 hours.
We had more damage from last months earthquake.
Our province has had water problems ever since the earthquake.
Often it is just a trickle, but enough to get by, as long as we store it when it is running. I also make ice that we sell.
Pray for those near Tacloban, on Leyte.
Thanks. No wonder I couldn't find it . LOL.
But whatever, I'm happy to hear that AlexW is safe. Could be "insurgents" next.
good to hear
I’m very glad to hear you’re OK, this storm is off the wall. I hope your water is back online fully soon. Keep us posted.
My sister in law just lost an uncle to this storm today :(
The reports are so heartbreaking. Families literally ripped apart, survivors gathering in what shelters remain standing. So sad. Glad to hear you and yours are good.
I’m very sorry to hear that. What we read and see are very terrible for those going through it. First the earthquake and now the strongest typhoon ever recorded. People will work their way back but it will be sad and difficult.
“The reports are so heartbreaking.”
Yes they are, but we must also be thankful that the disaster was limited in area affected. We must, however, remember in our prayers the people of Leyte that were so torn by the devastation.