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libecciata noir… (Livorno)

ripeto… questo novembre mi sta dando tante belle soddisfazioni (il consiglio è quello di guardare le foto a schermo intero… se vi concentrate un po potrete sentire il sapore del salmastro sulle labbra…)

Livorno - autumn 2013 - (the advice is to look at the pictures in full screen)

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Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines archipelago, bringing historic wind, rain and storm surge  (Nov 08, 2013)

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the strongest storms ever recorded (bigger than Katrina in August 2005 in US), stroke the Philippines with gusts of up to 200mph (320km/h).

Millions of people in vulnerable areas were forced to seek shelter across 20 provinces. At least 100 people have died in the Philippines. The toll of death and damage is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive, fast-moving storm, now heading towards Vietnam.

Authorities in 15 provinces in Vietnam started yesterday to call back boats and prepare for possible landslides. Nearly 300,000 people were moved to safer areas in two provinces alone – Da Nang and Quang Nam – according to the government’s website.

Forecasters said the storm was expected to pick up renewed strength over the South China Sea.

Sources: BBC News AsiaThe Guardian

Images: Top - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce (NOAA); Bottom - Joint Typhoon Warning Center via BBC News

hi

I didn’t know Yas (hallyus), but I followed her… And anyway, everytime I visit her blog, I feel so sad… I feel empty.

Guysss, this is so sad guys, I’m so sad. Is an disaster what happened with Philipines.

I think about how her friend are feeling right now abt this. And not even being her friend, I feel so sad about she, about her friends, and your familly.

And every people who lives in Philipines.

And is it… I wanted to vent about it even when not in the interest of you.

Sorry about it.

And bye.

Super Thyphoon Utor in Philippines

Lives and property are in peril as Super Typhoon Utor is closing in on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

In a few hours, Super Typhoon Utor will make landfall on Luzon; more specifically, near the Casapsapan Bay.

As of Sunday evening local time (Sunday morning EDT), Utor was packing maximum sustained winds of around 240 kilometers per hour (150 mph)—the equivalent of a strong Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific oceans.

The mountainous terrain of Luzon should cause Utor to weaken some prior to landfall, but that will not significantly lessen the danger to lives and property across the island.

It will take about 12 hours for Utor to cross Luzon. During that time, structural damage will be widespread and potentially catastrophic as serious flash flooding threatens to also unfold.

A widespread swath of wind gusts measuring between 130 and 225 kilometers per hour (80 to 140 mph) will whip central Luzon. Gusts on the highest end of that range will primarily be confined to the coast where Utor makes landfall and in the mountains.

Rainfall amounts will generally range from 150 to 200 mm (6 to 12 inches). Totals could top those amounts in the mountains, potentially triggering devastating mudslides.

The super typhoon is also generating waves between 9 and 12 meters (30 and 40 feet) over the waters east of Luzon.

Manila will escape the worst of Utor, but will still be at risk for bands of heavy rain that can lead to flash flooding.

"Wind speeds of 65 to 80 kilometers per hour (40 to 50 mph) may create scattered pockets of light structural damage and power outages," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Anthony Sagliani.

After blasting Luzon, Utor is expected to emerge as a weaker typhoon over the South China Sea, and track towards southeast China, with a second landfall expected at midweek.

AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls cautions, “These areas were hit hard by Mangkhut last week and Jebi the week prior. Another round of nasty weather from Utor is on the table.”

Text by Kristina Pydynowski in AccuWeather.com

Hello fellow dirty member of angband team!
Did you miss me? (no)
I mised you in fact u.u I had my vacation, I had my terrible week of havy rain and flood and another week even worse of thyphoon alert! What’s with this summer…?
BTW, how is the read-along going? Are you having some mischevious fun? We got the Silmarils, so you’ve got to enjoy this time.
I just wanna write some reminds and announcements.

SAURON
Your Melkor has got his Sauron (read it as: your team captain found her co-captain). Say hello to Sauron-ohminastirith!!

BINGO&POINTS
First of all, never forget to tag your bingo activities with both teamangband bingo and tolkienreadalong bingo.
As a rule, if you complete a bingo card you must let me know or it will be very difficult to track down all your amazing works. If you won’t let me know, the team won’t have the points.
Remeber that point aren’t given by the Bingo cards alone. There are the quizzes and the discussions. You’ll find all the informations and instructions in our Trophy page (plus a new little surprise).

TEAM SPIRIT CHALLENGE
In one month it will be our turn (during the Team Party week), so be ready for it ok?
Just to remind you what it is: the challenge requires us to take photos of our crest/symbol in our daily life! For details, refer to the trophy page

TEAM PARTY
It will be from the 20th to th 26th of September and we have to come up with very cool ideas one week earlier.
I’m gonna write a different post about it, so pay attention to the future posts, ok?

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