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Philippines, Effect of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

05:00 Nov 8 2013 Region IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA

Description
As estimated, Typhoon HAIYAN (Yolanda) has made landfall in Eastern Visayas region in early morning, 8 November 2013. The wind sustained near the centre was around 250 km/h with gustiness up to 315 km/h. This is bigger than the last year’s Typhoon BOPHA. Due to the strength, Signal 1 – 4 has been raised for the Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Bicol Region, Caraga and Northern Mindanao. Impacts with various scales have been reported from those areas.

Province of Samar and Leyte, especially Tablocan (220,000 population), was reported to be the most devastated area. Communication and electricity are still out. Many roads are impassable due to the ruins and falling trees. Food and water are urgently needed for the survivors at this moment. Damage assessment is hampered due to the lack of transportation, damages infrastructure and logistic supplies.

IMPACT as of 29 January 2014/17 April 2014 (update)
• 3,424,593 families/16,078,181 people were affected in 44 provinces of Region IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA.
• 6,300 death, 28,689 injured and 1,061 missing.
• 4,095,280 people were displaced where 101,527 stayed in 381 evacuation centres.
• 1,084,762 houses were damaged.
• All airports under CAAP are operational. Operations in Tacloban airport are still limited. However it is opened for commercial flight.
• Power has been gradually restored in Tacloban.
• Cellular services have been restored in many affected cities and districts.
• Water supplies resumed in many cities/districts.
• Cost of Damage is 2.02 billion USD
• Cost of Assistance is 27 million USD
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Credibility: UP DOWN 1

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