Typhoon Yolanda, Lucy Westenra, and the worst storm in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) passed through Central Philippines yesterday and left a trail of destruction, uprooting large trees, pulling out house roofs, and flooding the coastal cities. It was the world’s strongest typhoon with winds of 295 kph, above the 252 kph threshold for a Category 5 typhoon in the Saffir-Simpson scale (c.f. CNN). The images and videos of the typhoon, such as ABS-CBN’s Atom Araullo’s coverage in Tacloban City, Leyte as shown above, reminds me of the sudden storm in Bram Stoker’s Dracula:

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