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Philippines Faces Second Storm as Typhoon Approaches

October 1, 2009
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From Bloomberg

Navy forecasters designated Parma as a supertyphoon when its wind speed reached 240 kph. Its winds are forecast to strengthen to 259 kph by 8 a.m. tomorrow, making it a Category 5 storm, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson scale of cyclone strength.

Such storms are capable of causing “catastrophic damage” and can blow roofs off residential and industrial buildings, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

The Navy’s five-day forecast indicates Parma will cross Luzon and head toward Taiwan, where more than 600 people were killed in August when Typhoon Morakot blew across the island.

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