The Power of Nature
Nature has no mercy. Typhoon Melor has hit the Philippines, killing at least 45 people and forcing thousands to flee. The typhoon struck the eastern Philippines on Monday and started to move out into the South China Sea late on Tuesday. Gust velocities reached 170 kilometers per hour.
Southern Sydney resembled a disaster zone on Wednesday after the most destructive winds (213 km/h) recorded in NSW history lifted roofs off houses, brought down power lines and trees and left more than 20,000 homes and businesses without power.