Philippines is now preparing for the Earth's most strongest and powerful storm this year 2013: the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Haian (locals named it as Yolanda). It is already in the Philippine's Area of Responsibility or PAR.
According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), it is a category 5 hurricane which exceeds 250 mph and called it as the strongest storm of this year in the world.
This means that: “Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”
"This is a very dangerous typhoon, local officials know where the vulnerable areas are and have given instructions on evacuations," state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar told AFP. "There are not too many mountains on its path to deflect the force of impact, making it more dangerous."
What worries me the most are the people affected by last month's 7.2 earthquake at Bohol and Cebu. They haven't been able to recupperate and now another calamity is coming at them and they can blame no one for it is Mother Nature's doing.
Signal numbers had been issued to different areas in Philippines and the highest is Signal number 4.
Some Mayor in Metro Manila has already suspended the classes for today, Friday, Nov. 8 in their respective cities.
Let's pray for the Philippines and hope that there will be no casualties.
Be safe everyone.