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Old 09-28-05, 12:20 PM
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China better watchout for this one

http://www.weather.com/newscenter/tr...=wxcenter_news

In the western Pacific, small but powerful Typhoon Longwang (140 mph) remains on a course toward Okinawa. Longwang is expected to be near or just south of Okinawa early Saturday U. S. time. After that, the typhoon, as a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, is forecast to crash into eastern mainland China, probably near or south of Shanghai
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Looks like they got the bugs out of the hurricane steering machine.

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Typhoon Longwang
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"Typhoon Longwang"



At least they have a sense of humor.
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I had to actually check the story to see if the name was a joke.

Someone needs to photoshop into the map.
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Originally Posted by Nosmo Rex
I had to actually check the story to see if the name was a joke.
That's the first thing I did too. Seems legit.
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Originally Posted by Nosmo Rex
I had to actually check the story to see if the name was a joke.

Someone needs to photoshop into the map.
You've seen the Rita in the keys map, right?
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Old 09-28-05, 01:05 PM
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Yes - Thor, I had seen that. Classic.
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I like how is says the Longwang is small but powerful. Guess size doesnt matter
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I'm waiting for the CNN headline of "China to be penetrated by Longwang"
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD
I'm waiting for the CNN headline of "China to be penetrated by Longwang"
Or "Longwang brings China to it's knees."
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or "longwang drenches china"
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"Longwang soaks thousands with brutal force"
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At least LongWang won't hit PyongYang.
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In other news hurricane quivering vagina, which is stationary and becoming very moist is on a collison path with typhoon longwang.
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And through this, China is dissing New Orleans and America.


http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2005-d...5/world/w4.htm



‘We’re not like New Orleans’,

says China as it braces for typhoon

BEIJING: South-eastern China braced itself as tropical storm Damrey was upgraded on Saturday to a typhoon, though officials insisted the country’s experience dealing with cyclones would prevent a New Orleans-style disaster.

"In preparing for typhoons, China is better than the United States," said Wang Gang, an official at the National Disaster Relief Center. "It’s because we have a lot of typhoons and we’ve learned from experience." He was speaking, as Typhoon Damrey was moving at 15 to 20 kilometres an hour from the South China Sea west towards China’s southeast coast. It brought strong winds and heavy rains to Hong Kong Saturday, suspending ferry services to several islands.

But the typhoon was expected to skirt Hong Kong, making landfall in southern China’s island province of Hainan Sunday evening, according to China’s central meteorological station. "We’re paying close attention. It will land between Zhanjiang city in Guangdong province and Lingshui in Hainan province," said Wang.

In the United States, Hurricane Rita rammed the coast of Texas and Louisiana with winds moving at a maximum speed of 195 kilometres per hour, forcing the evacuation of an estimated two million people. While Damrey may not be as powerful as Rita, the 11th storm of the season was packing sustained winds of up to 105 kilometres per hour at its centre, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. Officials in Hainan and the nearby province of Fujian were not taking any chances.

Hainan on Saturday called all fishing boats back to port, Wu said. In Fujian, 7,091 boats had returned to harbour and some 121,000 people, mostly fishermen and fish farmers living in coastal areas, had been evacuated to safe areas as of Friday, state media said. Officials said there would be none of the chaos seen in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast city earlier this month.

"It’s a matter of mindset. In the United States, people were warned, but they didn’t think it would be so bad, but in coastal areas in China, everyone knows to take typhoon warnings seriously," said Wang. East and southeast China are prone to tropical storms and typhoons, which have pummelled the country by the dozens over the past 50 years. Typhoons are such a common occurrence that local officials have set aside designated buildings as shelters for the evacuated.

"We started to construct strong buildings that are able to withstand strong winds ... in every village five or six years ago," said an official surnamed Wu at the Hainan province flood control headquarters. "People can be evacuated into these buildings on short notice."

The shelters, including schools or office buildings, are stocked with food and water, officials said. Government work teams are also dispatched to villages and towns to assist local officials with evacuations. "Everyone knows exactly where to go and what to do," Wu said. Evacuations are also done much earlier and forcefully if necessary, Wang said. "We don’t have as many cars and our roads are not as good, but we evacuate up to two days in advance," said Wang.

"In China, if you don’t want to leave, we force you. " In the United States, they probably consider the economic losses if they force people to evacuate too early and people complaining of inconvenience if the typhoon turns out to be not so serious." Still, the death toll and damage in China are severe.

Two typhoons alone this month caused widespread destruction in eastern China, killing nearly 150 people. Typhoon Talim left at least 124 dead and 31 missing earlier this month, with some 19 million residents affected and 1.84 million evacuated. Last week, Typhoon Khanun struck the same area, killing at least 14 people, with nine others missing. A total of 5.5 million residents were affected, with more than 1.35 million people evacuated.

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Originally Posted by calhoun07
And through this, China is dissing New Orleans and America.
It sounds like they have learned how to deal with these situations from experience and take the appropriate precautions. This info was around the selective bolding.
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Originally Posted by scottall
It sounds like they have learned how to deal with these situations from experience and take the appropriate precautions. This info was around the selective bolding.
Awwww, pookey had to read.

I actually noticed that same thing in the article myself! IMAGINE THAT! I know what the article was about, actually, but thanks for the summary for other people too lazy to read.

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That sounds nice, but you were trying to portray those evil Chinese talking about America and how badly we handled our natural disasters.
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Let the U.S. press into China to report on the effects of the storm. Then the world can know how well China prepares for disasters... by keeping many of their citizens in crappy conditions before a storm even arrives.
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Went through a few typhoons in Okinawa... yes, they are much more prepared for them than the U.S.... hint, wooden houses are NOT a good idea in hurrican/typhoon prone regions... think concrete ! Got to have a good barrier against a longwang !!
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Originally Posted by greg9x
Went through a few typhoons in Okinawa... yes, they are much more prepared for them than the U.S.... hint, wooden houses are NOT a good idea in hurrican/typhoon prone regions...
You think they would have learned their lesson after what happened in Karate Kid 2.
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Originally Posted by Obey The D
You think they would have learned their lesson after what happened in Karate Kid 2.
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