Typhoon Marv

Posted by: Celandine

Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 07:37 AM


Yo, Marv..
..Not sure of your exact location..
..but you might want To "DUCK & COVER", Buddy! shocked

Powerful typhoon bears down on central Philippines
_____

This one looks like it could be a BAD ONE! frown

**Bundle up your stuff
and be prepared to Bug-Out @ a Moment's Notice
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 03:02 PM

I saw it too. They say it is the biggest typhoon this year. Take care Marv.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 03:18 PM

Cel, now you've got me thinking of Typhoid Mary

With my wandering mind, it's a wonder I ever get anything done.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 04:20 PM


I know I keep returning to the same subject,
but that's the best part of watching "MST3K"
("Mystery Science Theater 30000")

It's wildly non-linear...
throwing nearly 300-600 obscure references at
you per show... it's pretty much like ducking
50 calibre machine-gun bullets for 1 1/2hrs shocked

lol trust me, it's more fun than it sounds!

It gets your neurons firing at top speed...
each reference setting off 2-5 others until
your skull is red-hot & you're gibbering like
an idiot until the world returns to normal. crazy
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 04:41 PM

I used to watch that show. It was one of a kind back when there was less variety in what was thought possible in TV programming. I was quite busy around that time in my life, but I still managed to catch quite a few episodes.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 04:43 PM

Yep ole Mary Mallon.... her food tasted like.... sick

Because it WAS !!!! laugh

(Typhoid is spread oral-fecal route !!)

Wilber Wright died of Typhoid Fever... so did one of Lincoln's sons.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 04:57 PM


Typhoid Mary blunders across the internet spreading infection far and wide. Ignoring repeated warnings not to open attachments from unknown senders and unmoved by entreaties to run security patches and update virus definitions she is the unwitting vector for countless malicious hacks, Trojan horses and embedded viruses. Typhoid Mary believes that someone out there really DOES want her to have “Good Times", or “Win a Holiday”, or that a nice person is actually sending her “Penpal Greetings”. She is intensely loathed by Propellerhead, and is the frequent object of Admin’s homicidal fantasies.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 04:57 PM

The wiki article said that Mallon stated that she didn't feel washing her hands was necessary, though she worked as a cook.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 05:07 PM

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Monster typhoon Haiyan roars into Philippines
_____ eek
Typhoon Haiyan, the world's strongest storm of the year, has made
landfall in the Philippines with winds of up to 235 km/h (146mph).

wow...
and that's the 19th typhoon this season alone frown
Posted by: DLC

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 05:52 PM

Remember in the 1890s-early 1900s, many had not heard of bacteria or microbes and the disease they caused. Also many, just like Global warming and Evolution, thought it was a hoax ! "How could little tiny things make me (bigger) sick !!??!" crazy

Also many thought you could just wipe them off with a clean towel or rag and you're good to go ! sick (to the "john") laugh
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 05:56 PM

Sustained winds of 195 and gusts to 235... CNN just stated this will be recorded as the largest storm to ever make landfall in recorded history.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 06:24 PM


Yo..Dude!

Post ASAP to let us know that you're OK. shocked
Posted by: Nana

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Sustained winds of 195 and gusts to 235... CNN just stated this will be recorded as the largest storm to ever make landfall in recorded history.

I just heard about this on the local & national news. The local weatherman said that a typhoon & a hurricane are one & the same. Depends on the country on what its called. Never knew that.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/07/13 08:12 PM

Yep, they are one and the same. Actually the word typhoon comes from the Japanese word tai-foo. I don't know how the final n got added. I believe a cyclone is also just a hurricane in the Indian Ocean. Don't know where the word came from though.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 02:12 AM

I thought that cyclones came from Iowa State. laugh

Dave
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 03:48 AM

Good luck and in my prayers, Marv.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 03:52 AM

Now you've got me thinking of Resurrection Mary.

laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 04:29 AM

From the OED:

TYPHOON: Forms: α. 15 touffon, 16 tuffon, tuffone, tuffin, tufon, tufaon, tufan, 17 typhawn, 18 tuphan, toofan, touffan, tūfān. β. 16–18 tuffoon, 17–18 tiffoon. γ. 17 tay-fun, 18 ty-foong, tifoon, tyfoon, typhoon.(Show Less)
Etymology: Two different Oriental words are included here: (1) the α-forms (like Portuguese tufão , †tufõe ) are < Urdu (Persian and Arabic) ṭūfān a violent storm of wind and rain, a tempest, hurricane, tornado, commonly referred to Arabic ṭāfa , to turn round (nouns of action ṭauf , ṭawafān ), but possibly an adoption of Greek τῡϕῶν typhon n.2; (2) the β- and γ- forms represent Chinese tai fung , common dialect forms (as in Cantonese) of ta big, and fêng wind (hence also German teifun ). The spelling of the β-forms has apparently been influenced by that of the earlier-known Indian word, while that now current is due to association with TYPHON.

CYCLONE: Etymology: < Greek κύκλος circle (or κυκλῶν moving in a circle, whirling round >

Sorry--the Greek doesn't come across in the copy and paste. Sigh.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 04:32 AM

Had never heard of her. Interesting legend/reality. Sounds like something that would be used in the Dresden Files as it's based in Chicago.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 09:09 AM

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Mai Zamora from the charity World Vision said,
"galvanised iron sheets were flying just like kites"

Monster storm roars into Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is battering the central Philippines
with sustained winds of up to 320 km/h (199mph).

Meteorologists say that if initial estimates based on
satellite images are borne out, it could be the most
powerful storm ever to make landfall.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 01:10 PM

Marv? Hope everything's okay. It was every bit the doozy they said it was going to be.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 02:18 PM

I suspect Marv will be without power for quite some time.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 04:32 PM

I was in this typhoon as I live in Cebu City. It was horrendous and the wind was really startling to hear.Thankfully no one was injured where I live only some small trees fell over and we had a brownout for over 12 hours.Other places were really destroyed a lot and some people died also.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 05:20 PM

Good thing you and yours are well. I'm surprised you have power at all!
Posted by: DLC

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 06:38 PM

Good to hear from you and to know you're safe !! eek

I hope few were killed, but I fear the worst. My sympathy to all Filipinos ! frown
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 06:53 PM

Good to know you weathered the storm well. Apparently it was expected to be even worse (they said the same for the smaller one that hit Japan a couple Wednesdays back). Glad to know it wasn't.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 08:16 PM

Welcome back Marv.
Thanks for checking in, and stay safe, please!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/08/13 08:21 PM


THANK GOODNESS!
Thanx for Checking In. smile

To tell the truth,
I had no idea how many such events
take place every year where you live!

Between that and
living on the Rim of "The Ring of Fire"
must keep life pretty "INTERESTING"
...in the Chinese-Curse sort of way... eek
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/09/13 11:57 AM

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'Massive destruction'
as typhoon kills at least 1,200 in Philippines



Witnesses said bodies covered in plastic were lying
on the streets. Television footage shows cars piled
atop each other.

"The last time I saw something of this scale was in
the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami," said
Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of the U.N. Disaster
Assessment Coordination Team sent to Tacloban,
...referring to The 2004 Earthquake and Tsunami.

"This is destruction on a massive scale. There are
cars thrown like tumbleweed and the streets are
strewn with debris."
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 02:57 AM

So far over 12,000 are dead and they are still counting the missing in Leyte.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 03:22 AM


frown yes,
I saw that last night
..I was hoping it was wrong
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 03:49 AM

Yay, Marv! Glad you're O.K..

Sorry about your country, though. What a terrible loss.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 04:08 AM


Typhoon Haiyan: Thousands feared dead in Philippines

The death count changes hourly
as officials find entire town washed away.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 04:42 AM

yeah, they Cyclones from Iowa State, too. That's my brother's stomping ground.

Funny, you could never call a team from our region "Tornadoes", that's too close to home. But something like Cyclones is fine.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/10/13 10:31 PM

Man, I thought when Marv said 12000 he just accidentally added an extra zero, but he was just ahead of the curve on the numbers - it could very well reach that number of dead. My prayers go out to all the people affected.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/11/13 02:44 AM

It is over 10,000 already in Tacloban and people are still missing. Complete chaos has taken over here where Yolanda struck.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/11/13 03:45 AM


I hope they do better getting food & water to
you guys than they did after the Haiti Quake.frown
Posted by: Nana

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/11/13 03:29 PM

Thanks for checking in Marv. Hope you & yours stay safe. Surprised you have power. The way the US news is spinning this, all of the Philippines is devastated, no power, no water, no food, etc. The only group attempting to bring in supplies is the UN like there is only 1 airport in all of the Philippines still in operation.

Perhaps you can advise us of what is really going on?
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/11/13 04:22 PM


The Philippines are a group of islands,
also known as an "anarchipelago".




Why the reports seem so conflicting is because
some of the islands were hit harder than others
& so far they're finding it extremely difficult
to assess the full magnitude of the situation
since the roads are either blocked ...or gone.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/12/13 02:28 AM

What is really happening is that Tacloban and some parts of Leyte like Ormoc which really hit badly by this typhoon.The rest of this country is okay including where I live in Cebu City.We have power and supplies and water also.Also Samar which badly damaged also. All this is in the Visayas in the Northern part of the country.Unfortunately the country was not prepared for this tremendous typhoon at all.That is the tragic part of all of this now.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/12/13 05:22 AM

Thank you so much for that map Celandine!

I had Geography all through junior high. Always got an A or B on report card. I am ashamed to admit, that for some strange reason, I thought the Philippines was one big island. Had no clue it was chopped up like Hawaii. shocked
*hanging head in shame*
Posted by: Nana

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/12/13 05:28 AM

Thanks to Celandine's map, I know exactly where you are. Now I know, your town did not get a direct hit.

From the news videos & photos, the damage & death toll appears worse than the Haitian earthquake! shocked

I am still shocked that your town has power. The news outlets make no mention of anyone traveling to the towns that do! You do see a few folks catching flights. Unknown if they are flying out of the country or some other part of the Philippines.

Please continue to keep us updated.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/12/13 08:21 AM


I'm a Geographic Moroon. blush

I looked it up & posted as much for
myself as for anyone else's benefit...

BTW..CLICK MAP To ENLARGE!
Posted by: bird

Re: Typhoon Marv - 11/12/13 09:32 AM

I am glad that your region of your country did not share the horrendous devastation of many of the 7,107 islands that your country is comprised of....along with approximately 98 million people that have had their world turned up side down. Thanks to Cel for posting this information. I can see more clearly how hard it will be to get the help that is so desperately needed. My heart and prayers go out to you and your loved ones and fellow countrymen.
Please stay in touch, Candy