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    My First Typhoon
    So I'm going to be hit by a "Super Typhoon" in a few hours. This will be my first since I moved out to Taipei, Taiwan in January. I just got back from a jam packed super market with enough food and drinks to get me through the day. I'm on the 4th floor so at least I don't have to worry about getting flooded. Wish me luck!!

    http://www.etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/So...1121567447.htm

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/fron.../17/2003263831

    http://forecast.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/shado...dynamic/W.html

    http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...AN-TYPHOON.xml

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    yikes! you stay safe!!!!
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    take care Scott.

    have you got a digital camera.
    take some pics and post here later.??
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    Keep safe Snib as this one looks dangerous. The folks in Cancun Mexico are also hunkering down for a brutal Sunday.
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    I'll definitely have my digital camera ready! I got a small taste of it today and wow, the rain comes down HARD!! Should be quite an experience.

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    Be safe Snib!

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    Wow, the news report is saying the winds will be strong enough to pick somebody up into the air. Now that's some strong wind!! I've heard estimates between 120 to 150mph winds.

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    You can see it creeping in on the lower right of this map:

    http://weather.yahoo.com/img/asia_sat_440_mdy_y.html

    Can't miss the red eye.

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    where are you on that map ?? in CM. NORTH \WEST
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    We got hit by three within a 6 week period last year. They are a pain in the a$$ and make a big mess. You will most likely lose power for at least several days unless you live in an area where all the power lines are underground.
    Make sure you have a battery-powered fan if at all possible. Keeping cool afterward is the hardest part for me. After the storm passes, there is no breeze and the air is thick for a day or so.
    Best of luck Scott!


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    I'm in the north of the little leaf shaped island directly next to the storm. We're the first major island to be hit, then China will get a little taste. We're about 2cm N and 4cm W from the lower right corner.

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    I've heard estimates between 120 to 150mph winds.
    Winds at that speed can do much more than just pick up a person. Winds sustained at just 45 mph can rip up trees, bring down power lines, toss around loose objects. Think about the damage a car going 60 mph can do when it hits something.

    When the winds hit the 70 mph ranges, you need to be sure you are in a secure place. And that means away from windows! As tempting as it may be to watch the show and snap pics, it's not worth it. Keep yourself safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    Wow, the news report is saying the winds will be strong enough to pick somebody up into the air. Now that's some strong wind!! I've heard estimates between 120 to 150mph winds.

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    Scott,

    120 - 150 mph winds are no joke. Living in Miami and going through Andrew in 92 I have plenty of memories I wish I could forget. Winds at that speed will cause severe damage to structures and throw around stuff that you wouldn't believe possible.

    Take appropriate shelter and be safe...the digital camera will be your last concern....trust me...

    Take care and report back as soon as possible..
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    maybe i should have not mentioned the camera
    i dont have experiance of hurricanes, so i think you should
    listen to the others and get ready.

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    Thanks for all the advice! I'll stay safe and hopefully have electricity so I can report back as this proceeds.

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    Hope you are prepared NOT to have electricity for an extended period of time after the storm has passed. At those wind, power will be lost.

    Heck 10s of thousands lost power in La. with tropical storm Cindy. They had just gotten the last of the folks power back on the day before Dennis hit.

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    Scott, Take care, be safe, and come tell us all about it when your electricity comes back on.

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    Snib, be careful and keep us posted as you can. I have a brother in law over there and his wife is pretty freaked out at the moment.

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    Don't forget to bring your computer with you to your shelter! (or at least unplug it and try to protect it) Be safe!
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    So far so good, lots of rain and wind overnight, but nothing terribly bad. It's supposed to continue throughout the day, but at this rate it's nothing to be afraid of. I'll keep everybody posted if things get worse.

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    your lights on .. are you ok?
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    Apparently it's movement has slowed down quite a bit. Now we're supposed to be hit hard tonight instead of last night. The good news is it's dropped from a category 5 to a category 4 typhoon, so it's no longer a "Super Typhoon".

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    well, thats better at least
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    Glad to see you don't have to go thru a "Super Typhoon". I was just looking at the NOAA pictures from Andy's link and it was not the worse pictures. There was nothing left in my neighborhood in Old Cutler Road and Homestead Air Force Base.

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