Ship supplier pleads for prayers as super storm hits Philippines

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PhilippinesThe Operations Manager of a Manila-based ship supply company has asked for people to pray for the Philippines after a super typhoon hit the country on Friday.

With sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph, Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – is believed to be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in the world in recorded history.

The storm has forced millions to seek shelter in 20 provinces and several people are already known to have died.

Agnes Llanto of Don Don Ship Supply and Marine Services, contacted SMI in the last half hour saying: “The super typhoon, locally named as Yolanda, has hit the Eastern Visayas today at noontime. The weather in Manila and nearby provinces is expected to deteriorate as we are now experiencing signal no. 2 but we are also expecting the typhoon to exit at midnight via the West Philippine Sea.

“Prayers would be most helpful at this time.”

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