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Areas Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda

Typhoon Haiyan Path Map

Map showing the path taken by typhoon Haiyan.

 

Area Affected by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in Vietnam

Area Affected by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in Vietnam

 

 

Vietnam Emergency Phone Numbers (Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda)

Ambulance – First Aid: 115
Fire: 114
Police: 113
Weather forecast / General information service: 1080
International telephone service: 110

 

Emergency Phone Numbers For Hospitals:

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
International SOS (24-hr alarm center and medical emergency teams) – (84-8) 38298424, 38298520
Colombia Asia Saigon (24-hour emergency) – (84-8) 38238455 / 3823 8888

Hanoi
International SOS (24-hr alarm center and medical emergency teams) – (84-4) 3934 0666 / 39340555
Vietnam International Hospital (24-hr emergency clinic) – (84-4) 35740740

 

Area Affected by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in Philippines

Area Affected by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in Philippines

 

Philippines Emergency Contact Numbers

Help hotlines : +65 734 2118 / +632 734 2120

Philippine Coast Guard : +632 527 6136

Philippine National Red Cross : 143 / +632 527 0000

Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center hotline : +632 635 0922 / +632 634 7824

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) : +632 912 5668 / +632 911 1406 / +632 911 5061 / +632 912 2665

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) : +632 838 3203 / +632 838 3354 / +632917 422 6800 / +632927 675 1981

Air Force : +63908 1126976 / +632 853 5023

Metro Manila Development Authority : 136 / 882-4151-77

Marikina City Rescue : +632 646 2436 / +632 646 2423 / +632 920 9072902

Pasig Rescue Emergency Number : +632 631 0099

Quezon City Rescue : 161

San Juan City Hall Command Post : +632 468 1697

Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) : +63245 963 4376

 

Typhoon Haiyan survivors receive international Aid

15th November: International assistance eventually reached the Philippines on Thursday, exactly a week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country’s coastline. A U.S. aircraft carrier accompanied by two patrol cars brought food and supplies to the Philippines. Relief operations across the worst hit areas are speeding up. A Royal Air Force C-17 aid plane loaded with supplies has taken off from the UK to help the typhoon victims.

Latest reports from the Philippines are as follows:
Death toll: 4460

 

Aid efforts  need to be intensified quickly to help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

14th November: Aid convoys are reaching out to people across the Philippines. However, six days after super typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the aid effort has been slow to get underway with many remote villages yet to receive any aid from the government or aid agencies. UN relief coordinator Valerie Amos has expressed concern about the pace of the relief effort.

Latest reports from the Philippines are as follows:

Death toll: 2357

Injured: 3891

Missing: 77

Resources deployed: 17,460 personnel, 830 vehicles, 44 seacraft, 30 aircraft, and other assets from national and local agencies, responders and volunteer organizations prepared and deployed to strategic areas

US Navy relief ships: The US Navy has sent a relief mission headed by its aircraft carrier the USS George Washington. It has a  80 aircraft and 5,000 sailors who are going to be deployed in the relief effort. Two destroyers, the USS Lassen and USS Mustin accompanied the aircraft carrier, bearing much needed supplies of water, food and medicine.

Ports re-opened: The ports at Tacloban and Ormoc have resumed partial operations, with a  nearly 700-foot supply ship docking at Tacloban port carrying food and water for the survivors in the city.

Guiuan: Teams from the international medical charity  Doctors Without Borders has reached  Guiuan, a village with a population of 45,000 which was one of the first to be hit by the storm.

Cebu: A team from the US Marines arrived at Cebu airbase yesterday, bringing in a shipment of essential supplies in Osprey helicopters and cargo aircraft.

 

Death Toll in Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Less Than Initially Estimated

13th November: Authorities in the Philippines have made an initial assessment of the extent of the devastation caused by super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda and relief is being deployed across the affected areas. The Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the initial estimate of 10,000 killed was “too high” and the figure was more likely to be 2,500. Reports issued by the Philippines government today are as follows:

Death toll: 1,833 (1,660 in Region VIII – Leyte, Eastern Samar, Samar)

Injured: 2,623

Missing: 84

Displaced Persons: 2,000,000 families with  9.53 million persons have been displaced.  Local Government Units (LGUs) from Regions IV-A and B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and Caraga are monitoring the effects of the disaster.

A total of 96,039 displaced families with 449,416 persons are staying in 1,790 evacuation centers.
Another 36,627 other families with 182,379 persons have found shelter in the houses of their friends and relatives.

Relief provided: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P12.52 million worth of relief support to affected families in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, X, XI, and Caraga

Airports: All airports are now open and fully operational, except for Tacloban, which has limited functionality (turbo propeller planes only).

Seaports: All seaports are operational.

Resources deployed:  13,519 personnel, 811 vehicles, 40 sea craft, 24 aircraft as well as other equipment have been deployed by  national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer organizations.

National Calamity: A state of National Calamity has been declared in Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan (Presidential Proclamation No.682 dated November 11, 2013). Dumangas, Iloilo (Res. No. 2013-188), Janiuay, Iloilo, and the Province of Antique (Res. No. 085-2013) were declared under a state of calamity.

 

 Super typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda leaves a trail of destruction

12th November: Authorities in the Philippines are beginning to assess the extent of the devastation caused by super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda. Reports issued by the Philippines government today are as follows:

Death toll: 1,774

Injured: 2,487

Missing: 82

Affected population: 1,387,446 families (6,937,229 persons) were affected in 7,488 barangays in 39 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga 

66,899 families (319,867 persons) are being served inside 1,135 evacuation centers

Damaged Houses: 41,176 houses (21,230 totally/19,946 partially) in Regions IV-A, VI, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga

Relief provided: Relief assistance worth P30,675,776.21 has been provided to affected families in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, X, XI, and Caraga

Resources deployed: 13,519 personnel, 811 vehicles, 40 sea craft, 24 aircraft as well as other equipment have been deployed by national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer organizations.

National Calamity: A state of National Calamity has been declared in Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan (Presidential Proclamation No.682 dated November 11, 2013). Dumangas, Iloilo (Res. No. 2013-188), Janiuay, Iloilo, and the Province of Antique (Res. No. 085-2013) were declared under a state of calamity

Sea Travel: All Public Warning Signals are now lowered. However, sea travel is not advised off the coast of Luzon.

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan wreaks havoc in the Philippines, heads towards Vietnam

11th November: Victims of Typhoon Haiyan’s fury described the situation as “worse than hell” as they struggled with the aftermath of its impact. The storm’s winds of 250-kph (155-mph) destroyed houses, toppled trees and brought down power lines, but the most damage was caused by a storm surge that was up to 5 meters (16 feet) high.

The Philippines Red Cross estimates that at least 1,200 people have been killed by Haiyan, but the final count is probably much higher. The Mayor of Tacloban, Alfred Romualdez, said that it was “entirely possible” that 10,000 people may have died as a result of the storm in Leyte province.

Across the Philppines half a million people were evacuated from their homes and now most of them have no home to return to. The devastation has been compounded by a slow response, including lack of civic authority in many areas. In Tacloban survivors, desperate for food and clean water, were driven to looting to get essential supplies.

International governments have promised aid, with the US government saying it would immediately provide $100,000 through its US Agency for International Development (USAID) to deliver clean water, health care, and sanitation to the storm-hit areas. The US Military will also deploy its resources providing search-and-rescue and logistical support.

Meterologists are analyzing whether super typhoon Haiyan was the strongest typhoon ever. So far it is known that super typhoon Haiyan was 3.5 times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina that devastated parts of the southern US in 2005.

Haiyan is now crossing the South China Sea and heading towards Vietnam, where it is expected to make landfall on Monday morning. Its windspeeds are around 160 kph (100 mph) with gusts of 195 kph (120 mph). Vietnamese authorities are intensifying their preparations after seeing the devastation in the Philippines. It may lose some of its intensity and weaken to a tropical storm, however, it could still cause flooding across the country and its capital Hanoi. Vietnamese authorities and Red Cross services have evacuated 100,000 people to safer areas as the typhoon approaches. Meteorologists have predicted up to 30 centimeters (12 inches) of rain by Monday night for areas in northern Vietnam near its border with China. The world is waiting to see how much more devastation Haiyan may cause before its fury has abated.

 

Airports closed in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda strikes

Authorities in the Philippines announced the closure of 12 airports across the country as hundreds of flights have been grounded due to super typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda on Friday.

The airports that are closed are: Bacolod, Busuanga, Caticlan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Masbate, Romblon, Roxas, Surigao, and Tacloban.

The capital of the Philippines, Manila, was not affected but popular holiday destinations such as Bohol and Boracay are in the path of the typhoon. Local residents and tourists have been evacuated from these resort destinations.

Australia, Canada and the UK have issued travel advisories to their citizens to avoid travelling to the typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines.

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Hits the Philippines

8th November : Super typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) hit the central region of the country this morning with great force. Metereologists are saying this is probably the strongest storm in history to hit land anywhere in the world. Haiyan’s windspeeds were recorded as high as 315 kph (195 mph) with gusts as fierce as 380 kph (235 mph) when it hit central Philippines. More studies after the storm has passed will confirm if indeed this is a world record.

Haiyan’s diameter is so large that storm clouds are stretching across two-thirds of the Philippines, a nation that isspans more than 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles). The typhoon’s center has tropical-storm-force winds blowing for more than 240 kilometers from its eye or centre.

The full extent of the damage is not known at this time, but at least three people, including a 1-year-old child, have been reported killed across Cotabato and Cebu provinces. Reports of falling, trees, blocked roads and flooding due to heavy rainfall are coming in from provinces in the path of the storm. Prior to its impact 125,000 people had been relocated to evacuation centers.

President Aquino in an address to the nation on Thursday said that relief supplies and aircraft have been provided in areas anticipated to be hit by the typhoon. “The effects of this storm can be eased through solidarity,” he said.”This is a very real danger, and we can mitigate and lessen its effects if we use the information available to prepare.”

Philippines is hit by an average of 20 typhoons every year, and many of these cause severe havoc.

Map showing Landfall and projected path of Super Typhoon Haiyan

 
Map of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Path

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda moves closer to Leyte and Samar provinces

7th November : The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released information that super typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda is now located off the coast of the Philippines at a distance of 738 kilometers southeast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province or 637 kilometers east of Hinatuan in the province of Surigao del Sur. Public storm warning signal number three has been raised over six areas in Mindanao and Visayas regions in the Philippines.

Haiyan / Yolanda is moving in a west-northwestly direction at a speed of 30 kph. Its windspeeds continue to be strong and range between 215 kilometers per hour (kph) and 250 kph.

It is moving towards the Leyte and Samar provinces and is expected to cross the Philippines coast over Guiuan in Eastern Samar province between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time on Friday morning.

It is expected to cross Leyte and Samar provinces and inflict heavy rainfall on Palawan province before moving away from the Philippines on Saturday. PAGASA estimated that rainfall would be heavy to intense and from 10.0 to 30.0 millimeters per hour in the 600 kilometer diameter of the typhoon.

The Philippines National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has alerted all its units as the super typhoon approaches the country.

 

Haiyan is now a Category 5 Super Typhoon

7th November : Super typhoon Haiyan has been classified as a Category 5 typhoon as its wind speeds have crossed 241 kph (150 miles per hour or mph). The typhoon is currently in the Pacific Ocean, near the islands of Palau and Yap. It is expected to continue in a westerly direction and cross the coast of the Philippines on Friday. Its windspeeds are expected to continue to grow in intensity and hit the coast at speeds of above 250 kph (155 mph). Gusts as high as 280 kph (175 mph) have been recorded as super typhoon Haiyan makes its way across the south Pacific. It is predicted to be the most powerful tropical storm in 2013.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency has estimated that super typhoon Haiyan’s air pressure at 905 millibars, which is an indicator of a severe storm. Meteorologists are predicting rainfall of over 8 inches across some regions in the Philippines with a threat of flooding, mudslides and landslides. The expected path of the typhoon will take it over the central Philippines where 10 million people reside and the Manila metropolitan area which is inhabited by 12 million people. Civic authorities are on standby and have made preparations for the onslaught of the super typhoon in the days ahead.

  

Super Typhoon Haiyan Approaches the Philippines

6th November : Officials in the Philippines have issued an alert for super typhoon Haiyan, which is rapidly approaching the east coast of the country. Super typhoon Haiyan will be called Yolanda in the Philippines and is expected to gain strength as it approaches the coast. It is expected to hit the provinces of Leyte and Samar on the eastern coast of the Philippines by this Friday.

Officials have asked residents of coastal areas in the path of the super typhoon to evacuate their homes and move to safer areas. Typhoon Haiyan’s windspeeds are currently around 240 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 295 kph have been measured. It is expected to gain in intensity in the days ahead as it approaches the coast of this island nation.

Philippines has recently been hit by another natural disaster, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the country, killing 222 people and leaving approximately another 400,000 people without shelter, mainly in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol.

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas advised local residents to be prepared for the super typhoon, stating that “Every minute is important to ensure that lives are protected.”