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Friday, December 7, 2012

Typhoon Pablo and Japan Quake

Last year Mindanao was struck by Sendong, dubbed as the worst typhoon that ever hit the southern part of the Philippine Islands for many years with casualties over a thousand souls. But as the latest images shows, this time Typhoon Pablo is proving to be another worst calamity on Super-typhoon category now with over 400 death and still with many people unaccounted for or missing. 

   One of the hardest hit areas is New Bataan, Compostela Valley, where scores of residents were killed by flash floods. Among the fatalities were soldiers responding to the storm. More than hundred people are dead in Davao Oriental, where typhoon Pablo made its first landfall. Many areas there remain isolated after a major bridge gave way like the Cateel and Boston. 
   The highway that connects the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental was rendered impassable as tree trunks, electric posts and landslides blocked the road, leaving residents along that stretch isolated. The Compostela-Cateel highway cuts travel time by two and half hours from Davao City. 
   As of this hour National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed a total of 474 fatalities from the typhoon.

Watch Videos related to Typhoon Pablo HERE via GMA News
  Just now I've heard that Japan is raising another tsunami warning after a 7.5 earthquake hits. Oh my LORD, disaster upon disaster...
   (Reuters) - A strong earthquake centered off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-metre tsunami in an area devastated by last year's Fukushima disaster. (read More...)

Matthew 5:4 says:. 
"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."

Related stories:

3 Davao Oriental towns wiped out by Pablo

Situation report on the effects of typhoon Pablo (NDRRMC), December 7, 2012, as of 5 a.m.

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