Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines on Red Alert

Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.

It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.

The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.

The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.

People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.

Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.

Aerial Photos Of Typhoon Haiyan’s (Yolanda) Devastation

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the eastern Philippines early Friday morning.

With very strong winds up to 380-kph (235-mph) in Leyte province, and storm surge up to 5-meter-tall (16-foot-high), it was feared that at least 10,000 were killed in the city of Tacloban.

Looking at the aerial photos of the devastation caused by the typhoon, it looks as if the island was hit by a great tsunami rather than a typhoon.

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In Photos: Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) In Philippines

Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.
Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.

A day after Typhoon Haiyan, which is one of the most powerful typhoons on record lashed six islands in the Philippines, it was reported that at least 100 people were killed and many more were injured.

The super typhoon with very strong winds, massive storm surges and heavy rains damaged and destroyed buildings, road, trees that some badly hit area looks as if they are in a war zone.

AP reported that Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said he had received “reliable information” by radio from his staff that more than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban on hardest-hit Leyte Island.

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Video Of Atom Araullo Coverage Of Haiyan

Below is the video of ABS-CBN News’s reporter Atom Araullo reported live at around 6:40 a.m. Friday from a street in Tacloban City during Typhoon Haiyan, which is also called Yolanda in the Philippines.

The video was aired on the ABS-CBN’s morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” as well as on ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol.”

The video showed a bad flash flood caused by storm surge brought by Typhoon Haiyan on the street where Atom Araullo had been reporting from just an hour before.

It shows the flooded street turned into a river full of debris.

Below is another ABS-CBN News’s video during Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City:

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21 Killed By Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid

 

At least 21 people were killed in Mexico after a hurricane and a tropical storm strikes the opposite sides of Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. 

Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid closed in on the country’s Gulf coast, causing heavy rains and landslides.

Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 14 people died in Guerrero, three in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca due to the disaster.

Tropical Storm Manuel, with a maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph) was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) late Sunday, 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Manzanillo.

Manuel was expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Guerrero and Michoacan state, with maximums of 25 inches in some isolated areas.

Meanwhile Hurricane Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Sunday and was centered about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the port city of Tampico as it moved west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). 

It is expected to make a landfall by Monday morning, most likely along Tamaulipas state’s lightly populated coast north of Tampico.

Anyway, the storm system from the outer bands of Ingrid was already dumping heavy rains in parts of Mexico.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.

The hurricane can bring dangerous storm surge, destructive waves and heavy rains that can cause flash floods and landslides.

Yahoo! News said that more than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state had been affected by the storm to varying degrees and 20 highways and 12 bridges were damaged by the disaster.

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Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

Sea birds surround the American Legion fishing pier in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood some low laying neighborhoods, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Updated news on Isaac: ‘Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012)’.

Isaac came ashore late Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 mph winds near the mouth of the Mississippi River bringing along high winds, storm surges, and torrents of rain.

It drove a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland.

By Wednesday mid afternoon, 19 hours after making landfall, Isaac had been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Anyway since Isaac moves very slowly, it is dumping more rain and together with the threat of storm surges it can cause more flooding in Louisiana.

Isaac that arrived exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina did not make a direct hit on New Orleans.

It brings slashing rain and wind gusts up to 100 mph that buffeted New Orleans skyscrapers.

Chuck Cropp, center, his son Piers, left, and wife Liz, right, wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans. As Isaac made landfall, it was expected to dump as much as 20 inches of rain in several parts of Louisiana. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A research student from the the University of Alabama measures wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. The storm stalled for several hours before resuming a slow trek inland, and forecasters said that was in keeping with the its erratic history. The slow motion over land means Isaac could be a major soaker, dumping up to 20 inches of rain in some areas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In Plaquemines Parish, the storm pushed water over an 18-mile levee and put so much pressure on it that authorities planned to intentionally make a hole in the floodwall to relieve the strain.

Dozens of people were stranded in the flooded coastal areas and had to be rescued.

Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse because of worries about a storm surge.

West of New Orleans, Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace that caused flooding in St. John the Baptist Parish and victims were evacuated.

Tropical Storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane about 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part of Plaquemines Parish. (Aug. 29) Associated Press.
Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power (ABC News)
Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods Terrace Avenue in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods the intersection of Nicholson Ave. and Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pedestrians pass a fallen traffic light as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Keith Billiot, left, Lanny LaFrance, center, and Sam Maltese, right, battle the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac while riding in a rescue boat Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. Maltese and his family were rescued from their flooded home. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood parts of Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos

A stop light hangs down during strong wind and rain as Hurricane Isaac pushes into the New Orleans metro area in Metairie, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac drove water over the top of a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans on Wednesday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster were not breached, officials said. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

The Category 1 Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans exactly seven years after New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

So far the new barriers built to protect the city after the 2005 Katrina disaster has not been breached.

Anyway a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans has been breached on Wednesday.

Emergency management officials in low-lying Plaquemines Parish reported the over topping of an 8-foot (2.4-meter) high levee between the Braithwaite and White Ditch districts southeast of New Orleans.

There are reports of people on their roofs and attics and 12 to 14 foot of water in their homes.

The greatest concern is an expected storm surge of between 6 and 12 feet off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, 4 to 8 feet along the Alabama coast and 2 to 4 feet on the Florida Panhandle.

Storm surge is when hurricane winds raise sea levels off the coast, causing flooding on land.

Farther south, water was pushed over a rural levee and flooded some homes.

Beach front roads were under water, and more than a half-million people had lost power in Louisiana.

People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Bay St. Louis, Miss., fireman David Stefano reacts as he and other first responders use an airboat to reach a house fire Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Isaac’s rainfall flooded a number of streets in this Bay St. Louis subdivision, preventing firemen from responding quickly to the fire that destroyed a house. (AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr)
People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A storm surge pounds the seawall along Lake Pontchartrain as Isaac makes landfall. (AP)

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Photos: Hurricane Isaac Hits Southeast Louisiana

10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

(Update: Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos)

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.

On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.

The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.

On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.

It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.

People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!

Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Residents gather to watch the ocean’s surf as Hurricane Isaac approaches Gulfport, Mississippi, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
L’Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
An unidentified Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff stands next to the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as a wave crashes over the buildings boardwalk. Although Isaac is expected to make landfall in Louisiana, the storm still pounded shorelines along Northwest Florida as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
A man runs back from the end of a jetty as waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Isaac crash around him in Bal Harbour, Fla. Forecasters predicted Isaac would intensify into a Category 1 hurricane later Monday or Tuesday with top sustained winds of between 74 and 95 mph. The center of its projected path took Isaac directly toward New Orleans on Wednesday, but hurricane warnings extended across some 330 miles from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla. It could become the first hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast since 2008. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Photos – Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Northern Florida, June 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby sent heavy rains, high wind causing floods, sinkholes and damages in Northern Florida.

A truck takes a detour along Alligator Drive after Tropical Storm Debby washed out a section of the road in Alligator Point, Florida June 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Debby dumped heavy rain over parts of Florida on Monday as it idled in the northern Gulf of Mexico, threatening to bring flooding and tornadoes. REUTERS/Phil Sears
A truck hangs over the edge of a sinkhole that opened up in the parking lot of Hughes Relocation Services, Monday, June 25, 2012, in Salt Springs, Fla. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding. (AP Photo/The Ocala Star-Banner, Alan Youngblood)
Sean Kummerow, from Bradenton Beach, walks out to the seawall behind his flooded neighborhood to inspect damage and look for waterspouts, as a storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Mike Cook, of Bradenton, and his son Justin, 7, walk out to check out the waves on the Gulf of Mexico as storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Angela Kelly, along with her sons Ethan, 3, and Alex, 6, walk through their neighborhood inspecting the flooding as high winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Boats slam against a pier as a storm surge and high winds from Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach. Reuters Photographer / Reuters
Fire line tape surrounds part of the Pass-A-Grille Marina, damaged on Sunday night by what residents describe as a tornado, as high winds and storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. The National Hurricane Center expects Debby to make landfall on Thursday in the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm, but warns that forecasts remain uncertain. REUTERS/Brian Blanco 
Structural damage is seen on a street in Pass-A-Grille Beach, damaged on Sunday night by what residents describe as a tornado, as high winds and storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
A large sinkhole opened between apartments at the Fore Ranch subdivision in Ocala, Fla., Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Ocala Star-Banner, Bruce Ackerman)
Debris covers Alligator Drive after Tropical Storm Debby washed out a section of the road in Alligator Point, Florida June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Sears 

This is a disaster.

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Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico – Photos

Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.

It is a Category 1 hurricane.

The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.

There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. 

The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.

A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.

Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.

It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.

Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.

The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.

This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.

A family prepares to leave Miramar beach after having a picnic before the arrival of Tropical Storm Beatriz in the Pacific resort city of Manzanillo, Mexico, Monday June 20, 2011. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz is expected to become a hurricane Monday night or early Tuesday, brushing over Mexico's southwestern coast later that day before heading back out to sea. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Cars swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz are pictured by the shore in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
People stand next to a car swept out to the shore after high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz broke inland in Acapulco June 20, 2011. Tropical Storm Beatriz drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rains on Monday and has strengthened into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Stringer
A person walks past an upturned car by the shore after the vehicle was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer.
An upturned car is pictured by the shore after it was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer