Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tropical Depression Zoraida following Super Typhoon Haiyan

A new tropical Depression named Zoraida is now threatening the Philippines... Soon to be Podul, it is now located south east of the Philippines and expected to make landfall in northern Mindanao by Tuesday morning. This is not a severe storm, but it is following so close to the heels of Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Because the people of the Philippines are so vulnerable right at the moment, as they are trying to gather strength after such a disaster this past weekend, it makes it so dangerous. In the higher elevations of the country, people are experiencing mud slides as they are trying to dig out of the mess just created by the latest storm.
The northern part of the country is now expecting very heavy rains and strong winds, on top of what they already experienced if Haiyan.
With so many left homeless from the latest storm, the infrastructure left which almost doesn't exist in eastern Visayas, the homeless are especially vulnerable following Super Typhoon Haiyan.
It is now known that approximately 13,000,000 people have now been effected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the death toll will rise way above 10,000. A past storm named Rosing in 1991 had only half of the fatalities of Haiyan.
Super Typhoon Haiyan has deminished in strength as of late, but presently is affecting China and will have a major impact to Vietnam.

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