Typhoons 2017


#661

Lanyu during typhoons is an apocalyptic scenario, yet people have no issues living there.


#662

Yeah, them Kardashians are actually Armenian, good luck passing them off as Nipponesers.

The whole theory is chicken-ass dumb any fuckin ways, the Chermans would have never gone for it, since, as we here know all too well, everyone hates Asians.


#663

I love the reference/joke and I hope it will not be removed!


#664

This is also being listed as the most potent hurricane in the Atlantic ocean…ever! I saw yesterday that it broke another record for having sustained winds (not gusts) over 185 mph for more than 33 hours straight.

It recently calmed down, sustained winds are “only” 175 mph now. Still a category 5.


#665

First of all, both of those places belong to a much larger, heavily industrialized entity whose resources are readily available to them.

Second, erm…

Antigua and Barbuda/GDP per capita: 14,353.38 USD

Japan/GDP per capita: 38,894.47 USD

Evacuations, emergency services, that shit ain’t free, man


#666

Saw Barbuda has around 95% destruction. How do you prepare for that??


#667

You think so? All I read in Sopanish are bad to worse news. Worse! They just had an 8.1 quake off the coast of Mexico, tsunami alert from Central America to Ecuador. :sob:


#668

Wow. Just when you think things could not get worse…

Guy


#669

Well, a lot of those islands belong to France, UK, US and the Netherlands.

Ridiculous…


#670

And they call me Auntie Panic.


#671

Really???

Check your facts.


#672

Stop angering the God Emperor Trump! Three hurricanes + earthquake + tsunami should be enough of a lesson!


#673

I’m wondering about construction standards. Just wondering though–little idea of the reality in either place–but even with the strength of this storm the damage seems unbelievable. These islands know they’re going to be hit more than occasionally. I doubt small Okinawan islands have that much greater resources available–we’re not talking about Tokyo here.


#674

I think this just show the magnitude of this particular storm. Barbuda is reportedly 95% destroyed.


#675

In Lanyu the traditional homes are built with part of the walls underground and a moat-like thing around them…not really high tech, but people have been living there for ages (and Cat 5 typhoons in the Pacific are FAR more frequent than Cat 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic, though being of similar intensities)


#676

Yes? Saint Martin is shared by France and the Netherlands, British Virgin Islands are British, Puerto Rico is American. There are other Saint something islands which are also French. They got hit bad as well. According to reports “most of the solid buildings on Saint Martin are flattened”.

Antigua and Barbuda and the Bahamas are not, obviously.

And yeah Lanyu and Green Island get hit all the time as well. Okinawa too. I’m not saying they always survived unscathed, but they’ve never gotten 95% destroyed. That’s preposterous.


#677

Houses here and in Okinawa are made of concrete and reinforced steel. That definitely makes a big difference.


#678

And now it’s raining in Taipei.

8(


#679

You in my FB feed? There are already enough conspiracy theories, citing Kathrina as man made, saying this is a way to empty Florida of illegals and poor people.


#680

On the other hand,

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago