Sunday, October 17, 2010

Now that's a blow

From a New Zealand paper, word on a Pacific blow that pretty much puts our worst Gulf hurricanes in the shade:
A typhoon that is so strong it is now classed as a "super typhoon" is roaring into the Philippines today with winds gusting to an incredible 354km [220m]/h and sustained at 290km [180m]/h.

Read all about the super-storm here. Something perverse in the human creature wants to see a storm that fierce, just to know how it is. We've been lucky this season, and I suppose it's safe to exhale and relax until next June. Oh, well, there's always the economy for worry-fodder. No off-season for economic worries.

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