Hey Paul, talk about mother nature. holy bat crap. you should check out the videos
With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in the world in recorded history. It will take further analysis after the storm passes to establish whether it is a record.
Category 5 strength. Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, appeared to retain much of its terrifying force as it moved west over the country, with sustained winds of 295 kph, gusts as strong as 360 kph. Haiyan's wind strength makes it equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.
Video footage from on the ground in the Philippines showed howling winds bending palm trees and whipping debris down deserted streets.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asi ... ?hpt=hp_t2
the videos on Japanese TV
Hope all goes as best as they can. I expect to see relief planes taking off soon. if you watch the news you will probably hear the operations that are being use from Okinawa.