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11-07-2013, 04:23 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Super Typhoon Haiyan passes close to Cebu

Super Typhoon Haiyan is about to pass close to Cebu , probably less than 100 miles north of the Ricoh/Pentax factory. It's just broken the World record for the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall. Jeff Masters at Wundergound.com Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Super Typhoon Haiyan: Strongest Landfalling Tropical Cyclone on Record | Weather Underground reports:

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Super Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall. According to PAGASA, Haiyan came ashore at 4 am local time (20 UTC) November 7, 2013 near Guiuan, on the Philippine island of Samar. At the time, Guiuan reported sustained 10-minute average winds of 96 mph, with a pressure of 977 mb. Contact has since been lost with the city. Two hours before landfall, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center assessed Haiyan’s sustained winds at 195 mph, gusting to 235 mph, making it the 4th strongest tropical cyclone in world history. Satellite loops show that Haiyan weakened only slightly, if at all, in the two hours after JTWC’s advisory, so the super typhoon likely made landfall with winds near 195 mph. This makes Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history. The previous record was held by the Atlantic's Hurricane Camille of 1969, which made landfall in Mississippi with 190 mph winds.
The damage will be catastrophic, we can but hope that the eyewall misses all major population centres and of course misses Cebu - but it's so big that Cebu will be affected anyway. Worrying times.


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Looks pretty bad.
Not a direct hit on Cebu City or Mactan Island, but considerable wind, rain and possibly storm surge damage in those areas seems un-avoidable given the size of this monster.
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195 mph winds; Katrina was 120 mpg. Ouch! Those poor people, haven't they had enough?!!!
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I am following the evolution on CNN, and the situation looks very bad. God have those peoples save.

For Pentax things does not look good, because it seems the Haiyan will also go to Vietnam.


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Looks like this could be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. Terrible for the people in the Philippines as if life wasn't hard enough already.

We're expecting heavy rain from this storm close to the Thailand-Lao border here on Monday.
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Ok its over now and Cebu City was about saved. But city is without electricity, i do not know how long time, not more than max few days i believe.

I believe there is no real damage to pentax factory there. The center of typhoon went from daanbantayan, wich is the most northest place in island, cebu city is far from there about in the middle. We can all relax now
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There are people there! I feel for them before economic impacts like some factory.

Besides, most factories are built to withstand the impact of many things, especially frequent risks in their location. The biggest risk to productionin the factory, after recovery of basics like power supply is whether the workers hare dealign with their personal suffering.

The news I was hearing this morning indicated destruction from wind but suggested the movement of the storm over land was quite fast, educing the risks of major flooding. The reports indicated how frightening it was.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
There are people there! I feel for them before economic impacts like some factory.
agree.

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It looks pretty vile over there but I'm not sure why this is in the K-3 section.
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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
It looks pretty vile over there but I'm not sure why this is in the K-3 section.
Presumably due to the fact K-3 are made in the Philippines?
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Presumably due to the fact K-3 are made in the Philippines?
Yes, and factory damage could affect K-3 availability (as with the recent earthquake thread, also in this board). It didn't get a direct hit but Cebu City is apparently without electric power at the moment so Pentax production on the nearby island will probably be affected anyway - not good for the Christmas markets unless the stock is already manufactured and shipped.

But yes, our main concern should rightly be with the destruction that must have occurred especially a few dozen miles further north where the eyewall struck and our thoughts are I am sure with the millions of people affected.

No problem if the mods want to move it though (and they should if so move the earthquake thread as well).

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QuoteOriginally posted by CypherOz Quote
Presumably due to the fact K-3 are made in the Philippines?
Yes, I guessed that but it seems that General Talk would be more appropriate as this is not K-3 specific.
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Crikey, it's not looking good in The Philippines.
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1,200 dead - very sad Typhoon Haiyan death toll rises to 1200 in the Philippines, Vietnam braces itself for second landfall | News.com.au
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Yeah but cebu city have electricity already. So Typhoon have not much efect on pentax.
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