Please pray that the Lord will spare the lives of many, for grace, wisdom and strength for our disaster response team, and for the finances needed to serve those who will be affected by the super typhoon.
MONSTER STORM. On December 4, 2014, at 02:10 UTC, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite took this visible image of Super Typhoon Hagupit approaching the Philippines. Image Credit: NASA Goddard’s MODIS Rapid Response Team
A new Category-5 Super Typhoon ‘Hagupit’ (local name: Ruby) is expected to make a landfall in the same areas that were devastated by Super Tyhoon Haiyan 13 months ago. CNN reports:
The strongest storm system so far this year bears down on the Philippines, terrifying residents still shaken by the devastating impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan last year.
Out over the ocean, the storm was displaying its formidable force, generating maximum sustained winds of around 287 kilometers per hour (178 mph), the equivalent of a strong Category 5 hurricane, according to the U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
With Hagupit’s precise path still uncertain, Philippine authorities issued storm warnings for 56 of the country’s 81…
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