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Planet Earth

Cyclone Sidr: Category 5

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyNovember 15, 2007 7:29 PM


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The Joint Typhoon Warning Center finally gave in and rated the storm at 135 knots--or 155 mile per hour winds. This is the cutoff for Category 5. There may be some weakening by landfall, but what we're expecting is a borderline Cat 4/Cat 5 striking along the path shown above. You've gotta figure the storm surge is going to be more than 20 feet. There are supposed to be vertical evacuations in Bangladesh, but I just don't know what's happening on the ground....

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