Hurricane Sandy was bad here on the East Coast, there is no denying that, but Super Typhoon Bopha in the western Pacific is terrifying!! The super typhoon made landfall in the Philippines on December 3, 2012 with winds of 160 mph!!! 160 mph!!! That's just crazy!!
I am not familiar with the Philippines' warning system or response to these storms, although they do experience them often. I hope everyone is safe tonight in the impacted zone!
Below is a satellite image from earlier this morning via The Weather Channel, via NOAA of Bopha approaching the Philippines, almost looks like a textbook example!