Typhoon Haiyan: One of the - if not the - largest super storms on record!

by mdr on Nov. 09th, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan engulfing the Philippines: The super storm has reported sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts up to 225 mph!
Super Typhoon Haiyan engulfing the Philippines: The super storm has reported sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts up to 225 mph!Courtesy NASA
A massive tropical cyclone has been battering the Philippines since yesterday. Known as Typhoon Haiyan (Cyclone Yolanda in the Philippines) the super storm is said to be about 3.5 times larger than Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans in 2005, with sustained wind speeds of 195 miles per hour and gusts up to 225 mph. That's one powerful typhoon! It reminds me of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Reports on the number of deaths attributed to Typhoon Haiyan have been sketchy at best due to loss of communications in the area. Check out some of the amazing images at EarthSky.org.

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will's picture
will says:

woah................ poor people in the phillipines.

posted on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 2:56pm
judy moody's picture
judy moody says:

i have donated to the phillepenes people after the typhoon. i donated about 50 $ no lie

posted on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:09am
miscellaneous's picture

From the Washington Post, "The latest Philippine government estimates suggest that 9.5 million people — about 10 percent of the country — have been affected, with more than 600,000 displaced from their homes. "
A horrendous disaster.

I saw pictures of trees that had all their bark and leaves ripped off by the storm.

posted on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 4:15pm
Steve Ackerman's picture

Nicely done - here are some more satellite images as well:

posted on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:25am
yesha's picture
yesha says:

i wish they are safe ;D

posted on Sat, 12/28/2013 - 2:30pm
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Oompaloompa says:

It is great to see how many people are trying to get invovled and raise money for this unfortunate event. It is cool to see how the world can come together as one to help out other communities.

posted on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 4:59pm

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