Supertyphoon Durian approaching the Philippines. - Satellite image from OSEI
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Durian passed over Naga City peaking at about 4pm local time. Those
on the streets when the peak winds arrived either fled for their lives
or sheltered indoorways, people screamed as gusts unleashed masses
of flying and falling debris, large items often fell close to or on people,
including me.. this storm would be one of the most powerful I have
experienced. The infrastructure is badly damaged all the way from
Naga City to Legazpi and there is major damage to buildings.
A volcanic mudflow from Mayon Volcano has then buried a number
of villages, killing up to 2000 people, according to locals....
News websites are saying somewhere around 1000 dead so far.
Under construction - 25 Dec 06
tracking maps and satellite images from
Joint Typhoon Warning Center of Supertyphoon
Durian approaching landfall.
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