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  • Golfer Jason Day loses 8 relatives in Philippines typhoon

    11/18/2013 5:24:47 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Nov. 18, 2013 - 08:45AM JST
    Australian golfer Jason Day will tee off at the World Cup at Royal Melbourne this week after learning that eight relatives died when Super Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines. The world number 20, who will partner Adam Scott as they attempt to wrest the trophy from the United States, lost his grandmother, an uncle and six cousins, his mother Dening told Monday’s Gold Coast Bulletin. “My daughter has been updating him but I don’t want to bother him because he has commitments,” she said. “There will be plenty of time to talk after (the World Cup). He’s representing his...
  • Typhoon Haiyan: Desperation triggers anarchy in storm-devastated areas

    11/13/2013 6:58:21 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    World News on NBCNews.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eric Baculinao, F Brinley Bruton, Courney Kube
    Desperation triggered anarchy in communities flattened by Typhoon Haiyan as survivors of one of the most violent storms ever to hit land struggled to find food, clean water and medicine Wednesday ....[snip].... ANC Television said security forces exchanged fire with armed men amid widespread looting of shops and warehouses for food, water and other supplies
  • Typhoon Haiyan Downgraded in Vietnam After Devastating Philippines Vietnam spared major hit from...

    11/12/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Last updated on: November 10, 2013 9:56 PM
    One of the fiercest typhoons ever recorded has devastated the central Philippines, leaving entire cities and towns in ruins and as many as 10,000 people dead. After gashing six provinces, Typhoon Haiyan veered to the northwest into the South China Sea, and weakened to a tropical storm near the border of Vietnam and southern China. Aid groups are struggling to reach the hardest-hit areas, where food and drinkable water are difficult to find. The United States and several other countries are sending supplies and rescue personnel to the region. The first U.S. aid and military personnel flew on Monday from...
  • Climate Con Artists Exploit Typhoon Haiyan

    11/12/2013 5:25:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Fraud: The United Nations climate chief blames the Philippines devastation on climate change, ignoring the historical record that 33 of the 35 most devastating storms occurred with CO2 below current levels. One can appreciate the genuine grief felt by an emotional Naderev "Yeb" Sano as the delegate from a Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan spoke at the start of two-week talks in Warsaw where more than 190 countries will try to lay the groundwork for a new pact to fight global warming. "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here," Sano told delegates in...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan aims at Philippines; 'significant loss of life' predicted

    11/07/2013 6:39:59 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 125 replies
    190 mph winds; 230 mph gusts. Thousands of villagers fled as the most powerful storm on the planet this year approached the Philippines on Thursday.
  • Starvation and fear in the land laid waste by 200mph typhoon that killed at least 10,000

    11/10/2013 9:47:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 November 2013 | BECKY EVANS, RICHARD SHEARS and SOPHIE JANE EVANS Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl
    ‘My husband tied us together but still we got separated among the debris. I saw many people drowning, screaming and going under... I haven’t found my husband.’ Despite mass burials, the dead remain piled by roads and trapped under wreckage. Families clawing at the ruins to find survivors or food were overpowered by the reek of rotting bodies. Village councillor and father-of-four Edward Gualberto said he stepped on corpses as he took food from the remains of their homes. He added: ‘I am a decent person. But if you have not eaten in three days, you do shameful things to...
  • Anyone hear from PI Freepers yet?

    11/10/2013 2:03:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    11/10/2013 | Oshkalaboomboom
    That terrible storm which hit the Philippines must have affected a lot of expats as well as the natives. Some of those expats are Freepers. Has anyone got an update so we know if they are all safe? We even had at least one Prepper living there, hope he bugged out safely. Prayers go out to all of them.
  • Philippines typhoon leaves an estimated 1,000 dead in one coastal town alone, report says

    11/09/2013 6:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2013
    One of the most powerful storms on record devastated the central Philippines, reportedly killing an estimated 1,000 people in one town alone and leaving the airport in the hard-hit city of Tacloban in shambles. The Philippine Red Cross told Reuters that based on reports it estimates at least 1,000 dead in Tacloban, which is located about 360 miles southeast of Manila, and 200 in Samar Provice.
  • Philippine News Seems To Be Knocked Out

    11/08/2013 3:32:27 AM PST · by knarf · 64 replies
    self, various ^ | November 8, 2013 | knarf
    I frequent ABS/CBN (Philippines) frequently and there appears to be no further information since yesterday
  • Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

    11/07/2013 4:51:27 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 6:32 PM (ET) | By JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, and one weather expert warned, "There will be catastrophic damage." The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon Haiyan's landfall said its maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph).
  • Typhoon deaths climb into thousands in Philippines (10,000 just in one city!)

    11/10/2013 6:40:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    My Way News / The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013 | Jim Gomez
    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings - some of the 10,000 people believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves. As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides. Looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water as...
  • More than 10,000 feared dead after Philippines typhoon

    11/10/2013 2:10:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    afp ^ | November 10, 2013 | Jason Gutierrez
    Tacloban — The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned Sunday, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. The horrifying estimates came as rescue workers appeared overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which sent tsunami-like waves and merciless winds rampaging across a huge chunk of the archipelago on Friday. Police said they had deployed special forces to contain looters in Tacloban, the devastated provincial capital of Leyte, while the United States announced it had responded to a Philippine government appeal...
  • Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000, according to local officials

    11/09/2013 7:07:05 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-9-13 | n/a
    Authorities expect a “very high number of fatalities” after one of the strongest typhoons on record devastated central Philippines, cutting communications and severely damaging an airport in one of the hardest-hit regions. A senior regional police official and a city administrator in the typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city in the central Philippines say the death toll there could reach 10,000 people, according to the Associated Press. Regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was briefed by Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla on Saturday and told there were about 10,000 deaths on the island, mostly by drowning and from collapsed buildings. Tacloban city...
  • Philippine super typhoon kills at least 10,000, official says

    11/09/2013 7:05:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 9, 2013 | Reuters
    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...
  • Typhoon Haiyan makes Sandy, Katrina look like weak cousins

    11/08/2013 1:02:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/08/2013 | Michael Muskal
    What may be the fiercest typhoon in recorded history smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, carrying winds that make Superstorm Sandy look like a weak relative. Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on the United States, pales when compared to the punch and expected devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. According to the latest report, Haiyan, also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, was packing winds in excess of 200 mph as it homed in on the island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said maximum sustained winds in the...