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"Typhoon Bopha packed winds of up to 175 mph when it struck the island nation, bringing torrential rains that flattened entire villages, leaving thousands homeless, as well as washing out roads and bridges needed by rescue personnel trying to reach stricken regions"
Formed November 25, 2012
Dissipated December 9, 2012
Highest winds 10-minute sustained:
185 km/h (115 mph)
280 km/h (175 mph)
Lowest pressure 930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
Fatalities 1,146 total, 834 missing
Damage $1.04 billion (2012 USD)
Areas affected Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Philippines
This was posted on a cyclone chaser facebook in australia, It's from an instagram acc of someone in the Philippines Instagram video - looks like it's absolutely pounding them - I'm really surprised there is little to no news of this on our mainstream news programs.
As a side note - mods can we embed IG videos?
"If it maintains its strength, there has never been a storm this strong making landfall anywhere in the world," said Jeff Masters, founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Mich. "This is off the charts."