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Yolanda the Typhoon

Hello Friends of Moalboal.

Just to let you know.

We are all fine here in Moalboal and I do not know of any damage.

There were high winds and waves here, but not bad.

We are now waiting to hear from the rest of the Philippines once they get their electricity back.

Yesterday we had sunshine here, today a bit overcast and no wind. I think it's time to go to white beach and drink a few survival beers.

"For purposes of comparison, Super Typhoon Haiyan packed a wallop on Philippine structures 3.5 times more forceful than the United States's Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which directly or indirectly killed 1,833 people and was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history at $108 billion" Myers said.

The Philippines is being pounded by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on the planet in 30 years. Haiyan was recorded packing winds of up to 314 kilometers an hour as it made landfall earlier today.

Breaking News on CNN and other channels from the city of Tacloban, a bit north-east of us. It's really devastated, horrible pictures are coming out and they think hundreds of casulties. Its no end to the disaster. Tacloban has been pretty much cut off so no pics or news have been coming out. I am pretty sure there are several other places that are similare, but nobody has just not been able to get information out yet. All power and phones are gone for them. Its odd, how small margins are...some are hit bad, while others, like us made it with virtually no problems. Tacloban is not far away. I wonder how Malapasqua got hit, its along the same path. All people were evacuated I heard, but not sure.

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