Typhoon Yolanda strongest storm ever

By Balitang America Staff

Nov. 8, 2013

MANILA – It’s being called the world’s strongest typhoon this year and possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land.

The deadly category-5 super typhoon Yolanda slammed the Philippines yesterday with wind gusts nearing 200mph and intense rain.

Senior Philippine official reported more than 100 may have died.

Public storm warning signal no. 4 was declared over nine areas.

Power and communications were nearly completely down on the large islands of Samar, Leyte, and Bohol.

About a million people took shelter in 29 provinces in the storm’s path.

Officials say more than 12 million people could be at risk, including residents of the Visayas region still recovering from last month’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

Yolanda is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday morning.

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  • Jake
    8 November 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    The Philippines location is very unique and because of this, natural disasters such typhoons and earthquakes strikes the country every year. There is nothing we can do to stop natural disasters but we can adapt to it to avoid loss of life and property. The government will need to play a major role in preparation for different types of natural disasters. First, the government needs to set-up funds to research wind proof buildings. Second move all people living in the coastal areas including near rivers and place them in a government building projects. The Philippines will experience more natural disasters in the future so preparation is the key.

  • JD
    9 November 2013 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    @Jake your right in your comment, Yes the government will have to do they home work to research on wind proof buildings. They can ask around the world for some help to get started with the projects. When the first time I went to philippines, the homes look like they were build cheap way ! That’s ok the main thing is I hope they the people in philippines is all right, God be with you all.