Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hurricane & Typhoon

Today as Hurricane Emily scours the Caribbean Sea & Mexico, another one on the other side of the earth, Typhoon Haitang, is making life more interesting in Taiwan:

"With maximum sustained winds of 198 km/h (123 mph) and gusts of up to 245 km/h (152 mph), Haitang is a dangerous Category 5 storm, the maximum on the five-step scale."

News puts this typhoon in the same category as one that killed 200 people back in 2001. We're waiting around to see who're the unlucky ones.... If I don't blog for the next few days, then it was probably me.

Here's a photo of a typhoon a few years ago:


At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That must have been a very devistating storm and so many people were lost and many are lost without a home to return to just like the poor victomes of Catrina.

At 4:40 PM, Blogger E. Heroux said...

It turned out to be not nearly as destructive as Katrina. New Orleans, being below sea level in some parts, suffered more because the levees broke down and water poured into town like it was one big hole in the ground.

P.S. Engineers and local officials in New Orleans had advised strengthening those levees, but the federal gov under Bush cut funding.


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