9 Tropical Storms worldwide all happening at the same time

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As I was busy scrolling down my news feed both on Twitter and Facebook I stumbled upon the image below. Apparently there are currently 9 Tropical Storms happening at the same time worldwide, each of which has the potential to wreak havoc in its path.

Visualization by Owen Shieh, h/t Marshall Shepherd
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The strongest among the nine is Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is unfortunately heading towards my country Philippines. Mangkhut's strength is now equivalent to a Category Level 5 hurricane in the west and is currently the strongest storm this year 2018.

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Although the storm won't directly hit our place, I am still a little worried about our neighbouring provinces. The last storm of that magnitude to hit the Philippines left our province with no source of electricity for weeks.

Well be safe everyone!


Keep safe everyone, hope the electricity won't get affected since that would be troublesome.

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Keep safe too! :)

I know! Not to mention that I just subscribed to Dota2 Plus yesterday, it would be such a waste if electricity goes down for weeks. :)

Also Steem. It would definitely make it harder for me to post lol

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Better save up a lot of power, go buy a lot of power banks just to be sure lol

Try to keep safe everyone, I hope that the typhoon takes another route.

I can't help but think about the great spot on Saturn when I hear about these storms and global warming. It's like we're slowly morphing into venus, with permanent hurricanes on the horizon.

Hope the Philippines weathers this alright and those we know end up alright.

Ohh I almost missed this comment. And I just had a look at the great spot on Saturn, interesting read. I didn't know about that. Thanks! :)

There have been some casualties due to landslides though, but compared to what happened years ago, I guess people now are more prepared.

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