Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:04:17 AM
Because... Oh! Several people have pointed it out already
The "avoided disaster" could mean it "could have been worse" had the Philippines not take drastic emergency measures before it struck? And didn't it "swing south" just a little bit, thus avoiding the more densely populated regions? It`s a relative term, I guess...
BBC News is covering that story extensively. It will hit Vietnam... today? Tomorrow? Soon anyhow.