195 MPH is down to the 140 range, and the 40 foot storm surge is down to 13 feet. The death count was also exaggerated.
But in Tacloban, a city of 220,000 wrapped around a horseshoe-shaped bay, the water overflowed from the bay in all directions. It flooded practically everything in sight with fast-moving torrents as the sea level rose as much as four meters, or 13 feet. Winds exceeding 140 miles an hour tore away the roofs and windows that withstood the walls of water.
Mr. Romualdez said that he had personally lost everything, including his house. But he suggested that reports of damage to his own city might have been exaggerated, saying that only a couple hundred deaths had been confirmed by the authorities. Some officials have estimated that as many as 10,000 people died in Tacloban
The lies served their purpose however. Jeff Masters has created a legend that this was the largest storm in history, and it was mankind’s fault. Once progressives have latched on to a lie, they never let go of it.
h/t to Kent Clizbe