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Haiyan Exits Vietnam; New Storm Approaches Philippines
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:22:35 AM »
Via WSJ:

Heavy rains have continued in many parts of northern Vietnam after Typhoon Haiyan hit the northern coastal areas of the country in the early morning hours, carrying wind speeds of up to 73 miles per hour near the eye of the storm. Rainfall ranged from six inches in the coastal province of Quang Ninh to 15 inches in the northeast province of Lang Son.

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    Ab aerial handout photo of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 10, 2013 over Leyte province.

The storm had weakened significantly after leaving the Philippines, where it caused destruction on a massive and far-reaching scale. Authorities expressed concern that the typhoon could spark landslides and flooding after it made landfall east of Hanoi. So far, however, Vietnam has reported no human casualties or major property damage, the government said.

Meanwhile, a new storm is headed to the Philippines, with 35 mile per hour center winds. The storm remains over the ocean, where water temperatures will determine whether or not it intensifies. Currently, it is headed for Surigao province in Mindanao, near to the provinces hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Seriously, did the Philippines spit in God's eye or something? Two typhoons and a major earthquake in a month?
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