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Typhoon Haiyan, Said to be Strongest Storm to Make Landfall in History, Bears Down on Phillippines: VIDEO


Here's a mindblowing satellite image of Typhoon Haiyan. It's barreling across the Phillippines toward Vietnam right now, the Guardian reports:

Typhoon Haiyan has hit the Philippines with winds of 195mph, with experts saying "catastrophic damage" will result from what is predicted to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history.

Thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands more have fled their homes as the category five storm sent waves as high as 5m (15ft) ashore on the islands of Leyte and Samar in the central Philippines, overturning powerlines and leaving streets knee-deep in water.

Haiyan – the Philippines' 25th typhoon so far this year – is expected to barrel through the archipelago close to Cebu, the nation's second-largest city and home to around 2.5 million people.

Watch an update on the storm, AFTER THE JUMP...

Check out some intense satellite images of the storm on the CIMSS blog.

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  1. shhhh, dont tell the rightwing climate deniar Loons here in merikkka, they'll blame it on the wrath of gawd and the gays...and think it will never happen here.....its a look into things to come.

    Posted by: disgusted american | Nov 8, 2013 8:04:25 AM

  2. Trivia: this typhoon made landfall on the exact spot on Leyte where General Douglass MacArthur waded ashore in 1944 and made his famous "I have returned" speech.

    Posted by: BZ | Nov 8, 2013 8:11:41 AM

  3. Teh Gheys are at it again! Must really be pissed about something! Pray Jeebus stops playin' video games...and does something besides appearing on toast and tree bark this time.

    Posted by: Geoff | Nov 8, 2013 8:25:01 AM

  4. This is one of Mother Earths warnings about climate change. Is anyone listening?????

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 8, 2013 9:27:21 AM

  5. peace and best wishes t/foro the Philippines

    Posted by: Moz's | Nov 8, 2013 9:48:26 AM

  6. Climate change. Phooey. Climate changes all the time. Tomorrow the typhoon will be gone. OK what's be scared of.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 8, 2013 11:00:39 AM

  7. God is angry with the Philippines because it hasn't passed a single law to provide equal rights to the LGBTs. I am a Filipino, btw.

    Posted by: Jess | Nov 8, 2013 11:53:54 AM

  8. Given its records on earthquakes, exploding volcanoes, storms and what not, Philippines seems to be the place where nature make its tests. I guess those "in the real flesh" Jesus crucifixion representations are not helping them. Given time and according to climate change predictions, it's likely that most of world will become a huge Philippines.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Nov 9, 2013 2:11:14 AM

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