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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Disaster Report By James Quinn 9H
When and where did it occur? Typhoon Haiyan occurred on November 3, 2013 through to November 11, 2013 in mostly Leyte Island and Samar Island, Philippines, but it also occurred in isolated islands that are hard to reach by emergency services and responses. It became a tropical storm and attained its name Haiyan on November 4, 2013. It started to rapidly intensify on November 5, 2013 and continued too until it stopped on November 11, 2013. On November 6, 2013, Joint Typhoon Warning Centre assessed the typhoon and ranked it a Category 5- equivalent super typhoon.
Extent (scale) of the hazard The extent of the hazard reached out as far as Micronesia, Philippines, Southern China and Vietnam. It also affected large populated coastal cities in the travelling path of the typhoon. On November 8, the eye of the cyclone made its first landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. This landfall verified that Haiyan was the strongest tropical cyclone to make a landfall on record, surpassing the old record set by Atlantic Hurricane Camille in 1969. Typhoon Haiyan made five additional landfalls in the country before emerging over the South China Sea. On November 10, the typhoon turned north-westward and struck Northern Vietnam. The typhoon caused catastrophic destruction in the central Philippines, mainly Samar Island and Leyte Island.
Impacts of Typhoon Haiyan 11.3 million people affected. 2.5 million people in need of food aid. 600,000+ people homeless. 80,047 houses completely destroyed. 1,790 evacuation centres set up. 125,000+ people have been moved to evacuation centres. Communications and power supplies are disrupted, bus and ferry services are suspended, flights are cancelled and schools are closed. Tacloban airport was flattened. Dozens of rotting bodies on the roadsides. Many injured people have to be treated without anaesthetic. People are waiting desperately at the airport for any sort of aid that might get dropped off. Victims are not being given enough food and water, so they have to scavenge at a destroyed supermarket for anything that can be of use.
Local and International community response The local and international aid includes- ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: $500 million emergency loans and $23 million in grants. AUSTRALIA: $9.3 million package, including medical staff, shelter materials, water containers and hygiene kits. EUROPEAN COMMISSION: $11 million. JAPAN: $10 million package, including tents and blankets. 25 person medical team sent. SOUTH KOREA: $5 million plus a 40 person medical team. INDONESIA: Logistical aid including aircraft, food, generators and medicine. UAE: $10 million in humanitarian aid. US: $20 million in humanitarian aid, 90 marines, aircraft carrier and logistics support. UK: $16 million (£10 million) package including emergency shelter, water and household items. HMS Daring deployed to region.
Images of the impacts on people and the environment
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