***BREAKING NEWS***: BIGGEST STORM IN EIGHTY YEARS headed towards HONG KONG!!!
SUPER TYPHOON!!! 180MPH WINDS!!!
"A monster Super Typhoon has intensified explosively in the last 24 hours and remains on track to wreak havoc in Taiwan, the Philippines and potentially Hong Kong over the weekend. Over the last day Super Typhoon Usagi, which is now the strongest storm to form on earth this year, has seen winds increase from 75mph on Tuesday to over 160 mph today. The cyclone is now classified now as a Super Typhoon and is considered the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane.
The storm, which is expected to maintain its current strength for at least the next 24 hours, is on course to dump 1000mm of rain (three times the annual London rainfall) on Taiwan over the next three days. The storm is set to roar between the Philippines and Taiwan before hammering the southern Chinese coast, and possibly Hong Kong, later in the weekend.
Experts have said that due to the lack of 'hurricane hunter' aircraft in the Pacific they can't accurately measure how strong the storm is, and that it may be even stronger. According to Quartz one satellite-based estimate ranks the storm as the most powerful on the planet since 1984, having a minimum central pressure of 882 millibars.
Typhoon Usagi will first batter coastal Taiwan bringing with it damaging winds, a significant storm surge and heavy and persistent rain, before heading towards Hong Kong. Peak winds are at that time predicted to have weakened to around 100mph.
The storm is currently estimated to be creating waves as high as about 15 meters (50 feet) as it passes through the Luzon Strait which separates Taiwan and the Philippines."
Why don't they have hurricane hunter planes in the Pacific? What are the Chinese doing with all that money?
And couldn't they send a hurricane hunter plane in that general direction now? It'll surely move faster than the storm.
I've just read that it's the equivalent of a cat. 5 hurricane in strength. Besides being in the Pacific, is there any difference between typhoons and hurricanes? I've looked at a few satellite photos and they both seem to spin in the same direction.
It wasn't funny at R3, R5 or R11, you stupid old fucks.
R15 wears lampshades at parties.
SAVE SUZIE WONG!!!!!!!!
I raughed out roud!
OMG where is Bai Ling!!!!!!
Hong Kong need a hundred million miracles!
I want to see supermodels in trees!
Screenwriters take note!! The last one got Naomi a nomination!
Pitch: two rival older actresses take a trip to Taiwan to settle their differences and rekindle their friendship.
After one actress dies about 10 minutes into the film, the other actress begins a spiritual quest to help survivors and reconnect with herself.
Seriously, are evacuations planned or other emergency measures?
R18: W & W....you made me raugh too.
Live Hong Kong web camera (with no download of converter required), Harbor view. Things look sunny there right now.
There once was a man from Rangoon
Whose farts could be heard on the moon
When you least did expect 'em
They'd tear from his rectum
With the force of a raging...hurricane
No, hurricanes are typhoons are NOT the same, at least when it comes to making limericks rhyme.
Ching chong! Ching chong!
Will CNN be sending reporters there to save money?
Westboro Baptist Church knows whose fault is it.
R38, yeah the racist fags on this thread!
no problem. We'll send all the money they need to help rebuild. We starve out our own and call them lazy but give us a good tsunami or typhoon and we are all kinds of fucking charitable. We save you! Then you can blow our ass up!
here it comes! hold on to your coolies!!!
My life is so boring. The town I live in sucks. Wish we'd get a typhoon. They're so breezy and misty. I also love those little asians. It's like watching the muppet show. And I swear I don't mean that in a racist way. Gay jesus loves you. Red yellow black or white!
We can't run from bad cyclone! Our feet bound!
Wei Bay Fukt
No storm ever is bad enough for what China deserves. And this one was such a disappointment.