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Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

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Woolf

They eye is just north of Palau  still 800 miles 1200 km   away

 

but about 10am 12 pm   tomorrow  we should see some rain and wind

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Half Baked

From the latest data I think that only the leading edge of the storm is close. The center is still a bit farther from us..

 

http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/sat_dat/img/reg/sat_img_sea2.htm

I've never understood how they say the storm makes "landfall" when the eye moves inland(?)  Hell, half the storm is already over by that point!

I say when the windows start rattling, the storm is here!!

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CebuKano

I've never understood how they say the storm makes "landfall" when the eye moves inland(?)  Hell, half the storm is already over by that point!

I say when the windows start rattling, the storm is here!!

Actually, you've got a valid point! I think we put too much importance on the center of the storm rather than the entire storm itself.

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BossHog, are you getting any rain or wind yet?

 

Getting wind and rain from the first of the outer bands. Nothing dramatic yet.

 

If the eye doesn't make a turn towards the NW soon I could see initial landfall in the Philippines being in the vicinity of my front yard.

 

Keeping optimistic and lots of folks have come to stay with us so lots of extra hands to batten things down.

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CebuKano

Getting wind and rain from the first of the outer bands. Nothing dramatic yet.

 

If the eye doesn't make a turn towards the NW soon I could see initial landfall in the Philippines being in the vicinity of my front yard.

 

Keeping optimistic and lots of folks have come to stay with us so lots of extra hands to batten things down.

Stay safe Boss. All the best.

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Salty Dog

Th last big one to hit Cebu was Ruping (Mike international name) in 1990 (some articles say 1991).  Ruping devastated much of Metro Cebu. It destroyed 116,512 homes and severely damaged 294,131 homes throughout the Philippines.

 

Typhoon Ruping's damage to the infrastructure of the city and province of Cebu forced its local leaders to rethink governmental priorities. A conscious effort to rebuild after the damage was promoted, resulting into the boom of the economy of Cebu, dubbed CEBOOM.
 
Due to the destruction in the Philippines, the name Mike was retired and was replaced by Manny. Its PAGASA name, Ruping, was also retired.
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Getting wind and rain from the first of the outer bands. Nothing dramatic yet.

 

If the eye doesn't make a turn towards the NW soon I could see initial landfall in the Philippines being in the vicinity of my front yard.

 

Keeping optimistic and lots of folks have come to stay with us so lots of extra hands to batten things down.

 

You`re in the front line there Boss.   We will know lot more by this afternoon which way this bitch is headed. May also the good luck be with you.

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Woolf

Cebu Daily News

 

http://cdn.ph/news_details.php?id=18666

 

READY FOR YOLY 11/7/2013  
 

All classes suspended in Cebu; Watch out for storm surges at high tide

 
 
Cebu officials ordered the suspension of classes in all levels in both private and public schools on Thursday and Friday in anticipation of supertyphoon Yolanda which will enter the country this morning.

“It’s better to be ready. We are very concerned about the safety of our children. We won’t compromise that,” said Gov. Hilario Davide III as preparations were underway in various cities and towns.

Heavy rains will be experienced today. The typhoon, packing 215-kilometer winds, is expected to make land fall over Samar-Leyte noontime Friday between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and exit on Sunday morning, said Oscar Tabada, OIC of the Pagasa Visayas office.

Government workers in the Capitol and Cebu City Hall will still report for work today.

Private employers were asked to give their staff time off to prepare their households for the storm, but the decision of whether to suspend work or declare half-day work today is left to them.

“We encourage private companies to be lenient with their employees. They shouldn’t be strict if there will be absences or under time,” Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said.

STORM SURGES

Coastal residents were warned of possible storm surges at high tide in the pre-dawn hours.

High tide is expected at 1.9 meters after midnight at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, at 1:09 a.m. on Friday, and 1:47 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 9.

“We expect the typhoon to hit the northern part of Cebu but because of its big diameter, we are focusing attention on the whole province, said Neil Sanchez, head of the Cebu province disaster office.

BIG ONE

In Manila, Pagasa Weather forecasting section chief Rene Paciente said the storm would be “a big one” and was steadily approaching central Philippines.

He said he expected the storm (international name Haiyan) to reach at least 215 kph in strength "conservatively," and even up to 250 kph.

Paciente said the island provinces that would most likely be heavily hit, include Samar and Leyte, Masbate, Romblon, Northern Cebu, Northern Panay, Mindoro and northern Palawan.

But he did not discount the possibility that the typhoon could track northwest-ward, in which case it would affect Southern Luzon, and even Metro Manila.

Paciente said the weather disturbance, having a diameter of 600 kilometers, would spawn strong winds, and heavy rains originating from the "wall" of the typhoon's eye.

By Thursday evening, he said he expected Signal No. 4, the highest storm alert, to be hoisted over the Visayas.

Gradually improving weather will be seen over the Visayas by Saturday afternoon.

He said Haiyan would also bring substantial rainfall. Expect moderate to heavy rains falling at 7.5 to 20 millimeters per hour over the areas directly hit by the typhoon, he said.

This means that a square meter container will have collected 7.5-20 liters of water after an hour of rain. (A millimeter of water equals a liter of water on a square meter.)

Due to its relatively fast movement, there's a chance Haiyan may not be as destructive as some recent storms, unless it hits heavily populated areas, according to Paciente.

He noted that the storms with the highest recorded wind speeds were not necessarily the most destructive or the most deadly.

Rapidly intensifying over the Pacific Ocean, "Haiyan" has turned into a "supertyphoon," which is predicted to strike at noon Friday.

The Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said the typhoon quickly strengthened over the past 24 hours from 65 knots (120 kilometers per hour) to the current intensity of 130 knots (241 kph), which qualified Haiyan as a supertyphoon under US meteorological standards.

Pagasa does not officially use supertyphoon as a classification. It calculates wind speeds based on 10-minute averages, unlike the JWTC's minute-long measurements, resulting in lower estimates.

Haiyan is the 24th tropical cyclone to arrive in the country.

Upon making landfall, the typhoon "will weaken as it tracks across the Philippine islands, but should emerge over the South China Sea near a 110 knot intensity (203.72 kph)," said the JTWC.

Potential destructive effects of a Signal No. 4 typhoon (more than 185 kph winds) include coconut plantations suffering extensive damage, many large trees uprooted, power and communication services severely disrupted, and very heavy damage to communities.

POLICE BOATS

The regional police checked their rescue equipment on orders of Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino.

He said the headquarters in Camp Sergio Osmena has two rubber boats, 14 megaphones, 200 life vests, 687 hand held radios, and trucks for evacuations.

A team of 146 personnel are trained for disaster response.

Constantino asked for hourly progress reports from police stations.

Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City made separate declarations to suspend classes.

The Cebu City Council declared the city under “a state of preparedness”.

Billboards in the city were rolled down since Wednesday morning, Tumulak said after his coordination with the Outdoor Advertising Association of Cebu.

The Cebu provincial government fielded all heavy equipment units in the northern and southern parts of Cebu for immediate response in case of landslides.

“If there’s a need for forced evacuation, that’s their call of the respective disaster risk reduction and management councils”, said Ethel Natera, provincial information officer. /Peter Romanillos, Jhunnex Napallacan, Jose Santino Bunachita, Ador Vincent Mayol, Chito O. Aragon and INQUIRER

 

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CebuKano

Th last big one to hit Cebu was Ruping (Mike international name) in 1990 (some articles say 1991).  Ruping devastated much of Metro Cebu. It destroyed 116,512 homes and severely damaged 294,131 others through out the Philippines.

 

Typhoon Ruping's damage to the infrastructure of the city and province of Cebu forced its local leaders to rethink governmental priorities. A conscious effort to rebuild after the damage was promoted, resulting into the boom of the economy of Cebu, dubbed CEBOOM.

 

Due to the destruction in the Philippines, the name Mike was retired and was replaced by Manny. Its PAGASA name, Ruping, was also retired.

Thanks Salty. Also, wasn't the last big quake on Bohol the same year as Ruping? I believe they both occured in 1990.

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musicman666

The government has no control over private schools ...they only cooperate as a gesture of goodwill. I'm not sure all private schools will close on Thursday. Too many days have been lost already.

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Canuck Joe

where are you ...where this is going on??

cordova mactan...all silent 1pm....

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Half Baked

 

Th last big one to hit Cebu was Ruping (Mike international name) in 1990 (some articles say 1991).  Ruping devastated much of Metro Cebu. It destroyed 116,512 homes and severely damaged 294,131 homes throughout the Philippines.

 

Typhoon Ruping's damage to the infrastructure of the city and province of Cebu forced its local leaders to rethink governmental priorities. A conscious effort to rebuild after the damage was promoted, resulting into the boom of the economy of Cebu, dubbed CEBOOM.
 
Due to the destruction in the Philippines, the name Mike was retired and was replaced by Manny. Its PAGASA name, Ruping, was also retired.

 

My wife was telling me about this one today. She said that it got the nickname "Roofing" instead of Ruping...  due to all the roofs that were torn off houses.

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Woolf

No school for my "granddaughter" thursday and friday    (private school)

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CebuKano

The government has no control over private schools ...they only cooperate as a gesture of goodwill. I'm not sure all private schools will close on Thursday. Too many days have been lost already.

Same here. I was surprised when my brother in law told me that his classes have been cancled today (Thursday) and Friday. Friday I could understand but no classes later today? Seems a little premature to me.

 

Edit: he's a student at UCLM

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BossHog

It's been a long wait for the storm to get here (or so it seems!)

 

After landfall though the cyclone should zip quickly across the islands, hopefully reducing damage.

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