Panahon ng Pagbangon : Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda 2013

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Images from CNN, Manila Times, IbTimes, and Sunstar

November 8, Friday is the day most of my fellow Filipinos in Visayas will never forget. Around 4:40 AM, Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda made initial landfall on Eastern Samar, Philippines. From then on, the sky went dark and the air was filled with screaming wind.

Category 5 strength
Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, appeared to retain much of its terrifying force as it moved west over the country, with sustained winds of 295 kph, gusts as strong as 360 kph. Haiyan’s wind strength makes it equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet – CNN.com

Here in Metro Manila, we did not feel the extremity of the typhoon. Because if we did, we probably wont make it. It is heart wrenching to hear news and see footage of the chaos the typhoon left behind. It is beyond comprehension. Beyond words.

For those who want to extend their help, please visit these sites:
Philippine Red Cross
World Vision
Victory

Other links:
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, hits central Philippines  – CNN

“Yolanda was a beast ” CNN – Manila Times

#ReliefPh: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help – Rappler

 

panahon ng pagbangon
Time to rise again 🙂
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Jona Alday

A corporate slave who finds joy in motivating and leading people but ultimately yearns for weekends and plotted vacation leaves. An Engineering graduate who HATES Math. An acrophobic who conquers mountains. A lover of sleepy towns, dawn, poetry, pancit canton and cats.

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