Thursday, November 7, 2013

STH stormwatch (07Nov2013) : A Mother of all Typhoons over the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest typhoon/storm of the year 2013 and as I write it is about to make landfall over Philippines, even as the typhoon season is drawing to a close.
It packs windspeeds of over 240km an hour and storm surges are expected to be over 5m (15ft) high . What is most distressing is it comes after the island has been lashed repeatedly by typhoons and a 7.2R quake rattled some parts of the island nation on 15Oct2013 causing death and huge fissures where water ingress would have deadly consequences.

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Praful Rao

Dist Darjeeling

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