Typhoon Haiyan Strongest cyclone ever recorded

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Typhoon Haiyan with winds recorded at 195 mph is making landfall near Tacloban, Philippines. This is the strongest cyclone ever recorded to hit land.

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  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Holy crap! That is an amazing photograph. I'll be praying for the people who are in its way.
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Storms like this are unheard of, pressure was recorded at 895 mb. For comparison Sandy was 945

    And there is this footage, http://instagram.com/p/gbow7rKWz7/
     
  4. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Holy crap indeed


    895 millibars?!? 195 mph winds? My goodness.

    On a far more important note: I truly hope the folks in the Philippines will be okay.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    The sad thing is that so many people are in shelters due to the recent earthquake. Those shelters are probably not safe for the storm. Those poor people are getting a double whammy.

    Puts my problems in perspective :eek:
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    I hope locals are surviving.

    I'd love to see lots of footage though, just to see the intensity and how brutal this storm was - apparently sheets of iron were being whisked around like paper. I wonder how much sea life will end up on land.
     

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