The strongest storm on earth, “Yolanda” with international name “Haiyan”

The image shows super typhoon as it hits the Philippines, November 8, 2013.

image source: Yahoo News

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.

“Time
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.”

Sendong Relief


I just couldn’t believe until now the extent of the damage of the storm Sendong. Only a few days ago, I posted an update that I got from news online. It was just so tragic that the death toll has reached now to over 1000 and others still missing. The storm swept away homes and properties and many people are now displaced.

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