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The Philippines sits in the most active area for tropical cyclones. Storms, earthquake and other disasters are a common occurrence. With over 7,000 islands directly exposed coast, an average of 20 typhoons occur every year. Typhoon “Yolanda” with international name “Haiyan” is the strongest storm ever recorded in the history on the planet with winds of up to 315 kilometers per hour (195 miles per hour) and gusts of 380 kph (235 mph).
Yolanda made six landfalls started yesterday early morning of November 8 before it finally exited, I mean about to leave PAR today at 2pm. Days even the storm came, people have evacuated and prepared for devastating storm. Today, the full extent of the damage have yet to be determined because of down communication lines.
Filipinos have survived different calamities and stand stronger storm after storm. Let me just post a comment from “dudesk001’s in an international news about the storm. This has been circulating online that prompted me to search the internet. I found this on the comment section of CNN’s article about Yolanda’s update.
to get to know the hardy Filipino people…unbelievably resilient,
long-suffering, good-natured, uber friendly, loyal, ingenious, and a
bunch of survivors.
At the end of the day, the Filipinos
will just shake off the dirt from their clothes and thongs, and go
about their business…and SMILE. They do not complain much, they will
bear as long as they can.
Maybe this is why they were given the “privilege” of bearing the burden of the strongest typhoon ever recorded.”