Typhoon Haiyan was reportedly the strongest typhoon/hurricane ever that made landfall in recorded history. We are thankful and at the same time worried - thankful that we are from the metro manila and didnt get affected much by typhoon Haiyan's wrath, worried that there were reportedly 10,000 people missing/dead, and hundreds of thousands to millions who are left homeless.

Facts about super typhoon Haiyan - Source

• Super Typhoon Haiyan had winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph. This is one of the highest wind speeds ever recorded in a storm in world history.
• It made landfall as the most powerful typhoon or hurricane in recorded history, based on wind speed measurements from satellites.
• The strength of Haiyan is equal to that of an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic.
• No hurricane in the Atlantic has ever been this strong; Hurricane Camille hit the U.S. Gulf Coast with an estimated wind speed of 190 mph.
• The storm is over 300 miles wide: The width is about equal to the distance between Boston and Philadelphia.
• About 10 million people live on the central Philippine islands and are most at risk of a direct strike from Haiyan.
• A storm surge as high as 15 feet is possible in some parts of the Philippines.
• Haiyan is the Chinese word for petrel, a type of bird that lives over the open sea and returns to land only for breeding.
• The storm is known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. The World Meteorological Organization officially assigns typhoon names, to have a consistent name for a storm, but other countries are free to create their own names too.

Haiyan's storm eye was hit directly towards the visayas part of the country, here is a video footage in tacloban city, see how Haiyan literally blown away trees and houses:

This is how it looked like afterwards:





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If Hurricane Katrina that devastated the USA, New Orleans in particular, had winds of 175mph, Haiyan had gusts of 235-289mph. So we that's how stronger Haiyan is. To add up, Philippines is also not that stable based on the economy and is infact a third-world country. So if the victims of Katrina recovered within months, we're estimating years of recovery from Haiyan. And how we say every help counts.

As a Philippine-based webhost, we feel it is our duty to help our fellow countrymen who were victims of the super typhoon "Haiyan". As such, we have decided to donate 15%-30% of the total sales generated in the whole month of November to the victims of the typhoon. The less sales we get, the more % we give, this is to end up us still giving more money regardless of the sales we get. Donations will be sent to the Philippine Red Cross as money/cash/check.

I also urge webhosts to do the same, to anyone who's interested, kindly inbox me and I'll provide you a link to the government's relief operations paypal account for you to send the donations ito.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” - Charles Dickenson
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” - Steve Maraboli

Thank you,
Bryson (FrapHost.com)