Super Typhoon Haiyan

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sad Those poor poor people in the Philippines.

170knt sustained - 196 mph
205knt gusts -236mph

Equivalent to an EF5 tornado but on the scale of a hurricane (I think the core very strongest winds are about 50 miles wide, but I'm rather uncertain on that)

For those who struggle to understand what this sort of storm is like a cameracrew filmed as the worst of the storm hit
I hesitated to put the link up because of the dreadfulness of the news but it highlights how these were just normal suburbs with people going about every day lives before the storm hit.

I'm afraid there is the very dreadful prospect of another storm developing and hitting that region. A new tropical depression (the start of these storms) is forming and at present is forecast to hit the south Philippines. Japan Met agency Hopefully it wont be as well developed - it hits the Philippines earlier in its development and I'm hoping that Haiyan was able to take some energy out of the ocean.

GloriaSmud Mon 11-Nov-13 16:34:15

The TV footage coming out now is truly awful. I think as the rescue agencies/TV crews get to more of the remote areas, it isn't going to get any better either. sad

timtam23 Mon 11-Nov-13 23:00:00

Absolutely dreadful isn't it Gloria. Those poor people. There are mothers who are searching for their tiny lost children, the BBC website has a really heartrending article about the people trying to find loved ones or get messages out (could be upsetting for some)

I ended up crying at the breakfast table today.

If anyone has any fund raising ideas that older kids can do and also for fundraising thoughts in general then please visit the thread in news

The tropical depression I mentioned yesterday has hit, with very heavy rains hampering things further.

timtam23 Tue 12-Nov-13 10:20:26

DEC appeal is to be broadcast this evening - all main UK channels will be showing it

Every day seems to bring more sadness from the Phillippines

thank you for the link timtam.

GloriaSmud Tue 12-Nov-13 12:30:29

OYBBK ~ Any fundraising ideas here, that might work?

It's all just so overwelming. I'm relieved there are organisations like the Disasters Emergency Committee as I wouldn't know where to start when it came to making decisions.

I will send dd that link Gloria - do you mind if I put it on the other thread?

Can I just say a huge FFS to the Daily Star for incredibly awful opportunistic journalism absolutely based in no fact what so ever. Scaremongering wankery at its worst. angry

GloriaSmud Tue 12-Nov-13 13:51:57

Not at all ~ some good ideas there and some of them don't need a lot of planning beforehand.

I'll give the Daily Star a biscuit ~ I don't think I've ever done one of those before and they truly deserve one on this occasion.

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