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Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

Anyone we know in the Western Pacific Ocean?

Super typhoon Usagi, with 160 mph winds and perfect formation, is the strongest typhoon of 2013, headed for Taiwan and Hong Kong...
Super typhoon Usagi, strongest storm on Earth in 2013, may strike Hong Kong Sunday
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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

...gusts at 195 mph!

A super typhoon is headed for Hong Kong: here?s what you need to know ? Quartz

I don't think any sailboat in its path could possibly survive...and forget about liferafts, rescue, etc.
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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

I can't imagine any boat on land, mooring, or slip surviving something like that.

Even if your boat is secure which is probably impossible to do as even an oar from a dinghy a mile away can be driven through your boat.

Maybe if you dug a hole with a backhoe, built an underground timber box, and shrink-wrapped the boat and buried it, it might work.

Just staying alive is a challenge in this case.

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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

Just heard about this... Man I do not know what kind of storm defenses Hong Kong has but if I were a freighter or cargo vessel in that port Id be headed south in a HURRY.

God forbid any sailors caught in that storms path. There could be no hope of survival if caught in such a storm at sea. 195 mph gust? Jesus.
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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

You folks are just silly, if you had a Brent Swain Metal Boat you could just about pound Hong Kong into rubble... Fiberglass fools...

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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

Gusts to 180 Kilometres/hour

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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

think about this: Skyscrapers can turn breezes into windtunnels at ground level. Imagine the speed of the wind once it starts to hit Hong Kong and gets directed down those narrow streets by all those supertall buildings? This has the potential to make Sandy's damage look minimal

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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

Saw one report that suggested the possibility of 1 m of rain, ie 39 in for you Brtish folks. Almost an inconceivable amount. Add that to the amount of wind and the fact that it is a very big (as in diameter) storm.

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Re: Strongest storm of 2013 in Western Pacific

A meter of rain.... Wow... 3-4 inches in 24 hrs is considered heavy rain even here on the wet coast.. 10 times that would be catastrophic anywhere.

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