The Super Typhoon named Yolanda
We waited patiently for any news from the #YolandaTyphoon entering the PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) on 08 November 2013 early in the morning and prayed a whole lot. Then we heard that the first landfall had happened and five more landfalls after that from Leyte to Palawan, the super typhoon Yolanda came down with its full fury and force of winds packed at estimated 235mph (approximately 400kph). It was the mother of all storms and categorized as a super typhoon in all sense of the word and it lived up to more than its expectations. It was furious and perilous, more of a typhoon killer that would not only harm the people but will leave them homeless and completely devastated.
It blew and the strong winds blew some more fury to the Eastern Visayas Islands of Samar and Leyte. And by the time it has made landfall to the time it left the vicinity so much damaged was inflicted by the ferocious winds and the sea surges sucking everything to the sea with waves so many meters high and swallowing every bit of things and people, the waves can swoop and carry to sea, then to their eminent death. And some lived to tell about their harrowing experience with the super typhoon named Yolanda. It is said to be the strongest super typhoon to have touched down on this planet and it really lived up to its expectations and more. Villagers that lived near the seashores were swept to the sea by sudden sea surges that came so fast that they didn’t have enough time to get out of the way. Unfortunately they were all swept by huge waves to the stormy seas.
Will there be another super typhoon as strong as this one to make landfall again in this planet? Hopefully not and we pray that this be the last ferocious storm to devastate the Philippine Islands.
Here are some videos taken at the intensity of the super typhoon Yolanda as the landfall occurred in Eastern Visayas, please watch.
Youtube videos from GMA News in Tagalog Only (No Translation):
WATCH Storm surge hits Tacloban City
Published on Nov 8, 2013
Bago pa maputol ang komunikasyon sa Tacloban, nakapag-live report pa kaninang umaga si Atom Araullo mula mismo sa Tacloban City. Nakunan niya ang bagsik ng pananalasa ng super bagyong Yolanda, pati na ang pagragasa ng baha sanhi ng storm surge.
WATCH: Strong winds, rains from ‘Yolanda’ hit Tacloban
Published on Nov 7, 2013
Tacloban City, Leyte felt the wrath of Typhoon “Yolanda,” which made landfall in nearby Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m. Friday
World’s Strongest Super Typhoon
“Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda has made landfall along Southern Samar and then a second landfall on Leyte as a record breaking Typhoon with winds on a 1 minute wind scale via JTWC at 314kph. That is stronger than the max winds in Typhoon Tip and the equivalant of the winds typically found in a EF3 to EF4 Tornado. The difference is the wind around the eye wall of this monster is about 100kph wide.”