Super Typhoon Haiyan

The strongest typhoon in recorded history, “Super Typhoon” Haiyan, has slammed into the Philippines and this is one year after Hurricane Sandy hit eastern part of the U.S.

Above image: Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines (13:00 UTC 07/11/2013). Image captured by the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT.



Top image: Typhoon Haiyan, seen from the International Space Station, is one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall.

Two superstorms in almost one year!

The extent of the damage from the Super Typhoon Haiyan it is not wet recorded, because there is no contact with many of the affected areas.

Scientists insist that climate change is likely to blame.

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A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines. NOAA

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High waves pound the sea wall amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hits the city of Legaspi. Picture: AFP/Charism Sayat

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Satellite view on 2013-11-09, MTSAT JMA

“The Filipino people have been preparing for days, boarding up shops, removing anything that could possibly become a missile. Even trimming coconut trees.”



“I’m bunkered down with my wife in Boracay. What started as an idyllic resort island, which played host to my younger brother’s wedding, is now turning out to be something quite surreal.”

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The path of “Super Typhoon” Haiyan

 

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