Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines on Friday. It’s supposed to be one of the largest typhoons ever. They said Usagi was going to be the largest typhoon of the year. Haiyan is a little bigger and, unlike Usagi, is actually causing damage.
Usagi was supposed to slam into Hong Kong. It didn’t. It veered north and hit a less populated area of China. Haiyan went straight into the middle of the Philippines. It’s killed about 200 people so far and left about a million homeless. They’re saying as many as 10,000 are dead, but that’s not even close to confirmed. One of the areas it hit had an earthquake 2 weeks earlier.
People talk about typhoons in Hong Kong, but they rarely hit us directly. It’s the Philippines that gets hit several times every year. They protect us from whatever the Pacific Ocean throws at us.