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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! One of the biggest Typhoons in history hit The Philippines yesterday into today and the amount of damage that it caused was enough to make a grown man cry. According to reports from Reuters, as much as 1200 people died as a result of the storm. The storm had sustained winds of 147mph at landfall and it moved across the nation's islands from east to west with winds of about 125mph, triggering landslides, ripping off roofs, and blocking roads with uprooted trees. Communication in many areas was cut off. The circumference of the the category 5 typhoon eclipsed the entire country.

The report says that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and 200 in the Samar province. The typhoon has passed over the Philippines and is expected to hit Vietnam later today. "An estimated more than 1,000 bodies were seen floating in Tacloban as reported by our Red Cross teams," Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, told Reuters. "In Samar, about 200 deaths. Validation is ongoing."

What makes this even sadder is that the death count is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers reach areas cut off by the fast-moving storm. "The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami," said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of the UN disaster assessment co-ordination team sent to Tacloban. "This is destruction on a massive scale. There are cars thrown like tumbleweed and the streets are strewn with debris."

I knew about this Typhoon a couple days ago but I had no idea that it would have killed so many people. 1200 is a lot of people to kill. The fact that the typhoon covered the entire country with a population of about 97 million is a scary thing to even think about. Vietnam is expected to feel the blunt of the storm in the next couple hours. The storm is expected to weaken to a category 4 today but forecasters said it could strengthen again over the South China Sea, en route to Vietnam. So that means Vietnam can feel the full force it. GODSPEED!! My condolences to all the lives loss and let's hope for the best in Vietnam. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.