Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is “one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed,” will hit the Philippines in a few hours. It is currently 500 miles across, reaching wind speeds of 195mph, with gusts up to 235 mph.
"Haiyan will move over the many islands of the central Philippines over the next 18 hours before exiting into the South China Sea overnight Friday into Saturday. Haiyan will weaken slightly as the storm crosses land, but forecasters with the Philippine weather agency, Pagasa, predict that it will maintain super typhoon intensity throughout its passage of the islands." - Jethro Mullen, CNN
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