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04/19/2007


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

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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.

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

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The Paths of 170 Years of Hurricanes Combined Into One Map: PHOTO

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Created by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this stunning image charts the nearly 12,000 tropical cyclones that have occurred across the globe since the NOAA began keeping a record in 1842. The team used colors to help show patterns in the density of storms affecting a given area.

The group also produced a second map showing storm intensity and an interactive map that allows you to track individual strom paths throughout history. 

Campaign Proposes Naming Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers: VIDEO

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A worthy effort:

Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. But we propose a new naming system. One that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy.

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NYC's Rockaway Neighborhood Needs Us: VIDEO

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NYC's Rockaway Beach neighborhood was among those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Documentarian Alex Braverman produced this powerful mini-documentary about the damage to the area and its residents, narrated by a voicemail he received from his friend Michelle Cortez who lives there.

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Information on how to help the Rockaways can be found here. You can go to THIS WEBSITE to find volunteer opportunities in NYC.

In case you missed it over the weekend, NYC's Ali Forney Center, the largest shelter for LGBT Homeless Youth here in New York, suffered extensive damage in the storm. Click HERE to donate to the center.

There's going to be a benefit for the Ali Forney Center on November 11 at industry Bar in Hell's Kitchen. More info HERE.

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New Footage of the ConEd Substation Explosion in NYC: VIDEO

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Here's some new footage of the ConEd substation explosion in NYC during Hurricane Sandy that helped plunge much of lower Manhattan into darkness for what may be five or more days.

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(via buzzfeed)

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NYC Updates, h/t Corey Johnson

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BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN

New York City Council candidate Corey Johnson has been an incomparable source of information in Sandy's aftermath. He was not only on location when the facade of a building broke off in Chelsea yesterday, but throughout the entire hurricane ordeal, he has kept everyone in New York City updated on damage, progress, and status of the recovery through his public Facebook page. I encourage you to "Like" his page and follow his updates. Also, follow him on Twitter at CoreyInNYC.

His latest update gives us the full range of what is going on in New York right now, available here:

NYC UPDATES --

Thank you to all of our first responders, police officers, firefighters, utility workers, volunteers and medical professionals who have been working non-stop the past 24 hours.

ConEd says power to be restored to all customers within 4 days. Very spotty cell service in Lower Manhattan or Dumbo. Texting seems to be working though.

Penn South / Mutual Redevelopment Houses in Chelsea has power because it runs off of generators and not ConEd. 

The rest of Chelsea below 29th Street, the West Village, Greenwich Village and Soho are still without power.

Hell's Kitchen did not lose power. There is a shelter in Hell's Kitchen at the High School of Graphic Arts if anyone needs supplies, food, water or a charge for their phone.

Expect most subways to be down for the rest of the week; Some City buses now running with no fares (free) and busses will become more available starting at 5 PM.

23 fires still burning; 4,000+ trees reported down; 6,000+ in emergency shelters; LGA completely under water.

Over 80 homes were completely destroyed in Breezy Point, Queens from a massive fire.

Coney Island is still dealing with major flooding.

Queens Midtown, Holland and Battery Tunnels remained closed.

East River Bridges are open. Rockaway Bridges remained closed.

To volunteer to help the city clean up please email [email protected]

 

ed note: Corey Johnson is Towleroad's former political director and has been a longtime friend and contributor to the site -mg


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