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Typhoon Bopha makes unexpected turn, forecast to make landfall in the Philippines again Sunday!!! 647 DEATHS AND 780 MISSING IN THE FIRST PASSAGE

 
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Flashflood claims 34 lives in Compostela, including soldiers on disaster duty

At least 34 were reported dead Tuesday evening, including soldiers on board an army truck that overturned in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, after a flashflood triggered by strong rains brought by Typhoon Paul, according to Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy. The soldiers were reportedly enroute to assist in evacuation operations.

Hey Governor announced the details in a breaking report on 24 Hours Oras, citing information as of 5 pm

He said Drowning was the cause of the deaths.

"Drowning .. terrifying because your in flowing water, "Uy said.

However, Uy was Unable to give a breakdown of how many of the dead were soldiers and how many were civilians.

Uy also said the Conditions in the area were now somewhat stable. - HS / BM, GMA News [link to www.wunderground.com]

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This is the Official report, not media report.
NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 07 re Effects of Typhoon "PABLO" (BOPHA) as of 04 December 2012, 6:00PM.

AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)
As of 6:00 PM, 04 December 2012, a total of 12,366 families / 60,054 persons
were affected in Regions VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA.
B. CASUALTIES
Four (4) persons are reported dead while two (2) persons were reported
injured.
Three were reported dead due to fallen trees and one (1) due to drowning. The
name are as follows:
1. Jegger Gomonit, 31 y/o, from Brgy Sumasap, Panaon, Misamis
Occidental, due fallen tree.
2. Erlinda Balante, 60 y/o, from Manay, Davao Oriental, due fallen tree.
3. Elberto Daniel, 23 y/o, from Lazi Siquijor, due to fallen tree.
4. Sgt Olivarez, from the Temporary Command Post, Charlie Company,
Brgy Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley, due to drowning.
Leticia Benitez and one (1) unidentified person were reported injured due to
flying galvanized iron.
The details on the incidents will be reflected on the succeeding reports.

_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________

Just in..... 34 confirmed dead in Compostela Valley landslide - 24 oras [link to ndrrmc.gov.ph]
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PNP prepares rescue units, relief goods for typhoon victims

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine National Police on Tuesday said it has prepared for distribution 10,000 blankets, food packs and other relief goods for residents of towns ravaged by Typhoon “Pablo” in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.
Chief Superintendent Bernardo Florece Jr., chief of the PNP task force on disaster preparedness, said Tuesday that the Special Action Force, the Maritime Group and local police units had also pre-positioned more than 300 water assets and rescue equipment.
“The PNP had already prepared nonperishable goods, bottles of mineral water, food packs and other items needed by people affected by this typhoon,” Florece told reporters.
He said the police convened its own disaster response teams in northern Mindanao and Caraga regions to provide assistance to local government units.
He said PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome directed police officials in nearby regions to prepare their police rescue teams for possible deployment to typhoon-hit provinces.
Bartolome said PNP search and rescue units and equipment were already sent to provinces in the country’s eastern seaboard.
The PNP chief said all police offices in Mindanao and three regions in the Visayas were placed on full alert to ensure that all police personnel would be available in disaster response operations.
“The lessons we learned from our experiences in the series of weather disturbances in 2009 … should prompt us to find better ways of ensuring readiness to effectively address similar situations,” Bartolome said in a statement.
To prevent unscrupulous traders from taking advantage of the situation, Bartolome also ordered the PNP investigative units to help the Department of Trade and Industry in “monitoring market conditions for price control violations and unfair trade practices.”
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within a day 5-6 times plane makinng rounds chemtrails hiding the sky is red clouds
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Are you sure it wasn't 33 lives?


They were in need for a blood sacrifice yesterday, since it was the day they announced Kate Middletown is pregnant of the Beast of Apocalypse.

Nothing that HAARP can't do...


By the way, amazing that they have a "Compostela Valley" in the Phillipines, just like the one in Spain, in Santiago de Compostela...
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Are you sure it wasn't 33 lives?


They were in need for a blood sacrifice yesterday, since it was the day they announced Kate Middletown is pregnant of the Beast of Apocalypse.

Nothing that HAARP can't do...


By the way, amazing that they have a "Compostela Valley" in the Phillipines, just like the one in Spain, in Santiago de Compostela...
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Inquirer Group ‏@inquirerdotnet
At least 43 dead after being carried away by floods in New Bataan, Compostela Valley-- AFP Eastern Mindanao Command | @francesgm #PabloPH
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RT @piacentralviz: NEGOR: Fastcraft Delta 1 sank n Sabang, Siquijor w/ 6 crew + boat capt missng. Delta 3 w8ng 4 rescue ofshore in San...
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43 is a pretty good squish count for a single incident...
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Eye is detectable again. [link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]

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ABS-CBN News Channel ‏@ANCALERTS: Now on ANC: Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon as 23 reported killed in Cateel town
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Typhoon Bopha slammed ashore on the Philippine island of Mindanao at 4:45 am local time on Tuesday morning as a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Bopha is the third Category 5 typhoon to affect the Western Pacific this year, and the strongest typhoon ever recorded to hit Mindanao, which rarely sees strong typhoons due to its position close to the Equator. The death toll from the powerful storm already stands at 40, and is expected to rise. While passage over land has weakened Bopha to a Category 2 storm, the tropical cyclone is spreading torrential rains over a large portion of the southern Philippine Islands, and this will cause serious flooding problems today. The island of Mindanao is highly vulnerable to flood disasters from tropical cyclones; last year's Tropical Storm Washi, which hit Mindanao on December 16, 2011 with 60 mph winds and torrential rains, killed over 1500 people. Before hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Bopha brought a storm surge estimated at ten feet to the island nation of Palau, where near-total destruction is being reported in some coastal areas.


Figure 1. Super Typhoon Bopha as seen from the International Space Station on December 2, 2012. At the time, Bopha had top sustained winds of 150 - 155 mph. Image credit: NASA.

Bopha: the 2nd most southerly Category 5 typhoon on record
Bopha, a Cambodian word for flower or a girl, became a tropical depression unusually close to the Equator, at 3.6°N latitude. Tropical cyclones rarely form so close to the Equator, because they cannot leverage the Earth's rotation to get themselves spinning. Bopha became the second most southerly Category 5 typhoon on Monday at 7.4°N latitude. The record is held by Typhoon Louise of 1964, which was a Category 5 storm at 7.3°N.
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Palau State of Emergency Declared After Super Typhoon Bopha
Posted on December 4, 2012 by Oceania TV News

By Kassi Berg

On December 4, 2012, Palau President Johnson Toribiong invoked his Constitutional authority to declare a State of Emergency citing the “catastrophic destruction” following Super Typhoon Bopha. While no loss of lives or serious injury has yet been reported, the President explained that “the winds and storm surge” resulted in “scores of people … rendered homeless for the foreseeable future.” The nation’s capitol is still serving as a shelter for those without habitable homes. Infrastructure, such as power, water, and sewer service has also been disrupted for the foreseeable future. All of this threatens “Palau’s food supply” and raises “public health concerns.”

A State of Emergency permits the President to assume legislative powers for up to 10 days without the consent of the legislature. In that capacity, following his Declaration, the President appropriated $5 million dollars for immediate disaster relief. Early estimates approximate the damage for repair and rebuilding at $10 million dollars. The most significant typhoon destruction was sustained on the “east side” of Palau’s largest island, Babeldoab, as well as the outlying States of Anguar and Peleliu.

OTV crew went by helicopter today to Anguar and Peleliu to document the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha. To view photos and video please continue to check www.oceaniatv.net.
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thanks for the update we're all praying for them
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #73
TYPHOON BOPHA (T1224)
3:00 AM JST December 5 2012
=======================================

SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sulu Sea

At 18:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Bopha (975 hPa) located at 9.8N 120.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots with gusts of 95 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west northwest at 18 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.0

Storm Force Winds
================
50 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
===============
150 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
24 HRS: 11.9N 117.1E - 70 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) South China Sea
48 HRS: 12.8N 115.1E - 75 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) South China Sea
72 HRS: 13.2N 113.7E - 75 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) South China Sea
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More bad news

Over 40 deaths in the town of New Bataan due to mudslide
Published on December 4, 2012 by robspeta in Breaking News

At least 44 casualties have been confirmed due to a mudslide, flash flood and crashing trees in the town of New Bataan in Compostela Valley as Bapho pushed over ahead. The mudslide was reported to have occured Tuesday morning as the typhoon slammed in to the area.

The flash flood also washed through a army patrol base killing several soldiers on the installation. Six soldiers remain missing.

Another 25 have been reported injured at this time, this new event that is now just circulating in the news puts the latest death toll from the storm near 80 and still climbing. Expect more information to begin flowing in throughout the day on Wednesday as communications begin to be restored in the area.
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Wow, even more got squished?
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RT @earthtoday: Photo: Super Typhoon Bopha As Seen From the Space Station [link to www.spaceref.com]
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Wow, even more got squished?
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Philippine: Death toll due to typhoon rises to 274 (video)
Posted today at 14:02 The number of deaths caused by the passage of Typhoon Bopha the Philippines rose to 274 and hundreds of people still missing, reported the civil protection services.
The typhoon hit the island of Mindanao (south) on Tuesday with gusts of 210 kilometers / hour uprooted trees and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

The storm caused flooding and landslides, especially near the towns of New Bataan and Monkayo, killing at least 253 people, according to the head of the civil protection Benito Ramos.

21 others died in other parts of Mindanao and other islands, according to the same charge.

The interior ministers, Mar Roxas, and Social Affairs, Corazon Soliman, traveled to Mindanao to monitor the relief operations and described a scene of devastation.

"They are whole families, six or seven names with the same surname. It is sad to think that entire families were washed away, "Roxas said in an interview with ABS-CBN television.

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Philippine: Death toll due to typhoon rises to 274 (video)
Posted today at 14:02 The number of deaths caused by the passage of Typhoon Bopha the Philippines rose to 274 and hundreds of people still missing, reported the civil protection services.
The typhoon hit the island of Mindanao (south) on Tuesday with gusts of 210 kilometers / hour uprooted trees and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

The storm caused flooding and landslides, especially near the towns of New Bataan and Monkayo, killing at least 253 people, according to the head of the civil protection Benito Ramos.

21 others died in other parts of Mindanao and other islands, according to the same charge.

The interior ministers, Mar Roxas, and Social Affairs, Corazon Soliman, traveled to Mindanao to monitor the relief operations and described a scene of devastation.

"They are whole families, six or seven names with the same surname. It is sad to think that entire families were washed away, "Roxas said in an interview with ABS-CBN television.

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The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Bopha has risen to at 270, with hundreds more missing. Bopha (called "Pablo" in the Philippines), slammed ashore on the Philippine island of Mindanao at 4:45 am local time on Tuesday morning as a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Bopha is only Category 5 typhoon on record to make landfall on Mindanao, which rarely sees strong typhoons due to its position close to the Equator. Most of the deaths occurred in the gold-rush mountain towns of New Bataan and Monkayo due to typhoon-spawned landslides and flash floods. According to an op-ed published at sunstar.com, much of the death toll can be blamed on the fact that deforestation has reduced forest cover on Mindanao to just 10%, which allows more dangerous flash floods to occur. Passage over land has weakened Bopha to a Category 1 storm today, and the typhoon is now far enough from the Philippines that it no long poses a heavy rain threat. The island of Mindanao is highly vulnerable to flood disasters from tropical cyclones; last year's Tropical Storm Washi, which hit Mindanao on December 16, 2011 with 60 mph winds and torrential rains, killed over 1200 people. Before hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Bopha brought a storm surge estimated at ten feet to the island nation of Palau, where near-total destruction is being reported in some coastal areas.


Extreme damage on Mindanao
Category 5 storms make landfall only once every few years somewhere in the world, and the damage they cause is invariably extreme and dramatic. According to a story at inquirer.net, a 10-hectare plantation of coconut trees in the town of Baganga, Davao Oriental, were all felled. It's takes some pretty extreme winds to bring down coconut trees, which commonly are the only things still standing after passage of a major hurricane or typhoon. Damage surveys from Tropical Cyclone Larry, which made landfall in 2006 in Australia as a Category 4 storm, indicated that coconut trees were able to withstand wind gusts of 135 mph, but toppled when the gusts reached 145 mph (thanks go to Dr. Bruce Buckley of the Reinsurance Group Australia for this info.) Aerial damage surveys from Mindanao (Video 1) show very heavy damage near where the eye came ashore, due to extreme winds and high storm surge.
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Wow, even more got squished?
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13. barbamz06:45 PM GMT em 05 de Dezembro de 2012

Thanks Dr. Masters, and - sigh - numbers of death and destruction are rising and rising.
I didn't expect it in this high range (and I really don't hope the scale of Washi will be met!) given all the evacuations before. But it's always the same (with tsunamis, earthquakes, destructive storms ...): at first no or few casualties are reported and there is some relief. But usually the areas which are hit very hard won't be able to report any damage or aren't accessible for many hours and even days. Then the picture turns. BTW still no news at all from the southern islands of Palau where Bopha first hit. Wonder what that means ...

322 dead, hundreds missing due to 'Pablo'
by Ted Aljibe, Agence France-Presse
Posted at 12/05/2012 6:50 PM | Updated as of 12/06/2012 1:23 AM
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