Philippine president Benigno Aquino III said local officials exaggerated the likely death toll from typhoon Haiyan, which he put at between 2,000 and 2,500. Initial estimates from officials in the hardest-hit Leyte province had been 10,000 dead or more.
The 195 MPH winds were exaggerated by 30%. The storm surge was exaggerated by 120% and the death toll was exaggerated by 300%.
Nothing about this storm was record breaking, but that won’t stop the press, politicians and climate alarmists from lying about it for as long as they can use it to their advantage.