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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Super typhoon targeting Philippines

Scientists upgraded Typhoon Haiyan to a category 5 yesterday, with meteorologists calling it the worst storm in a year. With torrential rains and wind gusts of up to 155 miles per hour, Haiyan's arrival is triggering the evacuations of tens of thousands of individuals residing in coastal areas of the Philippines, a nation which has endured its share of natural cataclysms in 2013; this latest storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow.

I will have more on the aftermath of this event at the beginning of next week.


Photo: U.S. Naval Research Lab

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