Just read an article this morning that the damage looks minimal. The typhoon blew through fast enough that it was unable to bombard the islands with its massive rainfall. As of now there are four confirmed dead and 750,000 fled/were evacuated. Typhoon Haiyan blew across the islands east to west hitting Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay.
The sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph were from the US naval readings which only read for 1 minute. Local reading were a bit lower. Locals reported sustained winds of 147 mph and gusts of 170 mph.
Either way, that's one BIG storm.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:32 AM on Nov. 8, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 3:30 PM on Nov. 8, 2013
From what I have read the body count is up around 1,200 now. How horrifying and devastating for the people there.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:02 PM on Nov. 9, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 11:14 PM on Nov. 9, 2013
Answer by AF4life at 6:12 PM on Nov. 8, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 8, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:20 AM on Nov. 9, 2013