Super Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines

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At 195mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest landfalling tropical system in history! Haiyan made a landfall around 4pm CSTĀ taking Hurricane Camille to the #2 spot. Camille made a landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, just east of where Katrina came ashore in 2005.

BYgOSz5CIAAW8Y1This is the first visible satellite image taken within the past hour. Keep in mind, even though it’s evening here, this photograph was taken at Friday morning’s first light. It shows a buzz-saw appearance, indicative of an extremely powerful tropical system.

Power is out to much of the area affected now meaning the extent of the devastation won’t be seen for probably another day.
Amazing radar loop showing the storm approaching the islands: http://andrew.rsmas.miami.edu/bmcnoldy/tropics/haiyan13/Haiyan_8Nov13_CEB.gif

Watch live coverage from CNN International by clicking here. http://weplaylive.tv/international-stream/

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This post was written by qni_it on November 7, 2013

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