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    Capital Weather Gang Severe Typhoon Haiyan exploding in power on path towards Philip

    Severe Typhoon Haiyan exploding in power on path towards Philippines

    There's a big storm hitting hcmc today, but this seems much more major.

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    PI gets clobbered all the time, and their infrastructure is not nearly as good as Thailand's. I feel bad for them.
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    I'm in Subic right now....we have had to shelve our plans to head down to Puerto Galera tomorrow as its right in the path and its due to hit there early evening....ferries stopped running this afternoon

    Its being called a super typhoon here....and they are batoning down the hatches...still we hope to do a couple of wreck dives out in the bay in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    I'm in Subic right now....we have had to shelve our plans to head down to Puerto Galera tomorrow as its right in the path and its due to hit there early evening....ferries stopped running this afternoon

    Its being called a super typhoon here....and they are batoning down the hatches...still we hope to do a couple of wreck dives out in the bay in the morning
    Whoa watch out... take care and stay safe!

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    Just been reported on BBC News that this could be the most powerful typhoon EVER to make landfall.

    The world's most intense blowjob and Nels is right there. 55

    Keep safe.

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    Yeah this is looking like a max category from what I read..

    Hunker down Nelson. Will be an experience anyway.

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    This would be devastating in a 1st world country.....in PI, it will be cataclysmic.
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    Where's our man on the ground there Anderson Cooper/G.V Nelson?

    Hope all ok.

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    Climate change? Just sayin'

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    Take a chill pill..

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    It's not too warm. Just right. Don't need a chill..

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    I rode out a cat 3 in Cabo. Planned a "hurricane party"....

    It absolutely sucked! Within about an hour, Power went out, condo filled with 3in of water. For 2 days after, no basic services, roads mostly blocked...ect.

    Never. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    Where's our man on the ground there Anderson Cooper/G.V Nelson?

    Hope all ok.
    I loose power here in Bang Tao when we get a light breeze, I would imagine the problems there are a hundred fold.

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    Hope Nelson and Craig can check in when connections restored..

    Iirc Craig is on Bohol currently.

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    hey guys...all safe here.....we stayed up in Subic in the end as Puerto Galera was in the thick of it...did some diving yesterday in the bay with an orca and some mantas before the weather hit here....then some more diving with the girls in the bars later...all good fun

    we are getting some rain/showers and some wind here but nothing like they got down where we were headed

    Heard from Craig (via Kimball here) that he was fine but rained in with no electricity down there
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    ^Glad to see you are alright and thanks for reporting.


    Just been perusing the news and it looks as if many of the islands are totally devastated. Really bad news.
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    This looks very bad for the PI people,they are now talking thousands maybe dead.

    The country has so many problems,so little infrastructure,then to get this on top.

    My heart goes out to them,I really like the Philippine people,what a shame for so much hardship and suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    This would be devastating in a 1st world country.....in PI, it will be cataclysmic.
    It certainly puts events in the UK two weeks ago into perspective !

    At the time the media here went into overdrive about the "St.Jude's Day storm" and parts of the country ground to a halt but the weather conditions we experienced were minuscule compared to what PI has endured.

    Was St Jude's storm really that bad?

    Yesterday’s storm, while dramatic, failed to live up to its cataclysmic billing. Were we too quick to shut down Britain's railways and other services?

    .........and news bulletins kept up a crisis-laden succession of reports from around the south of England. Meanwhile, we were assured that David Cameron was being kept informed about the unfolding drama.

    The storm was certainly dramatic. Yet at times yesterday, watching the news channels, you might have imagined the Apocalypse was upon us
    Was St Jude's storm really that bad? - Telegraph

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