Super typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines, at least three dead

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    Super typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines, at least three dead | Reuters

    Our thoughts go out to the afflicted.
     
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    India should have her Navy at ready with humanitarian effort on board for immediate relief activities, as she did for Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

    Philippines should be told that we are ready.

    That would be the correct action instead of waiting for the disaster to strike.

    Action, not word, speaks.

    But will out Rip Van Winkle Khurshed understand the nuances of diplomacy, geopolitics and geostrategy?

    Never!
     
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    Sir, do you mean IN should have ships in the path of the storm?
     
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    No sane captain would ever put his ship in the middle of a typhoon unless there was a damn good reason (e.g. combat) for doing so.
     
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    Captain probably sane, MoD maybe not so much.
     
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    Typhoon Haiyan kills at least 1,200 in Philippines - The Times of India

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    What..how did the toll go to 1200?? :(
     
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    One of the cities lost communication with Manila. When communications resumed, central authorities had to revise their death toll.
     
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    was there no early warning for the cyclone so such a toll could have been averted ?
     
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    1. The Filipino government got 96 hours of advance warning, but only had enough transport assets to move 125,000 people out of the disaster zone.
    2. The storm surge zone covered over 1/3 the country, so in many areas, there was no safe place to evacuate.
    3. The storm surge was exceptionally high - eyewitnesses said water was rising above houses, to 'treetop level' - approx 6m high.
     
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    What bothers me is why China, India, the US, Japan, et al didn't go and surge some ships to the area to get people out of the way. In a situation like that, every transportation asset helps, and the Phillippines should have enough wisdom to know when not to let its ego get in the way of a cyclone evacuation.
     
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    Rip. And how much help r we sending
     
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    Speculations in the media that the number of casualties might be closer to 10000! :(


    This was a Category 5 typhoon to have hit Philippines (much worse than the one to hit Odisha [India] recently) and could probably be the worst ever typhoon! Philippines has unfortunately been hit by a number of natural disasters recently. This is the 3rd Category 5 typhoon to have hit the country since 2010. And to add to that, a few months back, an earthquake had hit these parts of the country. I am assuming that with this many natural disasters hitting the country, there might just not be enough time to rehabilitate and recover, making 'preparedness' for a new disaster, so much more tougher. Also, attached below is the map of Philippines that shows the population density spread throughout hundreds of islands. Just makes evacuation a nightmare. But if most of the country is going to get affected by the super typhoon, where do they evacuate them to? Ideally, if there was some way that these super typhoons could be predicted even before 96 hours, we could get ships and planes to evacuate the population, maybe even out of the country if required. But the difficult part being, as said before, getting all those people spread across in a country of islands, into a few spots, from where the bigger transportation assets can come into picture. Yes, its doable, but it requires governments cooperate, planned and practiced for it.

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    Guys let me clear something one people in the Philippines have this problem when it comes to evacuation they believe that other people will loot their homes so most did stay but most evacuated to safer area (well according to previous data from past storms) so preparations were made, supplies were check etc but to our defense this the strongest storm recorded in human history no matter what preparation you would do nothing can save you from a 200 km per hour wind that carries a lot of derby from everything from roofs to cars to anti filipino trolls out there tell me this can anyone of you can say they could have done something more? People we given fair warring.
     
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    U.S. aid on the way to devastated areas of Philippines
     
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    Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 dead as angry survivors berate Philippines President Benigno Aquino - Telegraph
     
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    Salute to India and govt which use it's tech i.e satellite and in time made arrangement of rescue on contrary of phillpines
     

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