Super Typhoon Haiyan: “exceptionally dangerous storm” strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in world history with max gusts exceeding 200mph: hits Philippines

November 6, 2013 — 2 Comments

ONGOING UPDATES ADDED TO THIS PAGE: THIS IS NOW THE MOST INTENSE TYPHOON TO MAKE LANDFALL IN HISTORY WITH 230MPH GUSTS MADE LANDFALL ON THE PHILIPPINES COAST FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2013… THINK OF PEOPLE THERE AND HOPE THEY ARE MAKING THEMSELVES SAFE.

STORM STATS TO DATE…(10/11/2013) President declares “state of national calamity”

Latest 15/11/2013 PH Gvt website and BBC  5000 dead; 3853 injured; 921,000 displaced; 243,000 homes destroyed

At least 2 million families (11.8 million people) in 51 cities; 1444 evacuation centres. Estimated $4billion damages to PH

http://www.humanityroad.org/situation-report

LATEST FROM BBC NEWS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24878801

This page has essentially become a chronological scrap-blog of emerging information from the pre-storm warnings to the immediate post-disaster phase. Scroll down for maps, sat pics, videos and photos and links as they were forthcoming during the storm.  Live information from web sources including twitter and facebook direct from chase teams and embedded weather journalists as well as local Philippino sources traversed by the eye wall are included. This video was shot for CNN by storm chaser James Reynolds @typhoonfury who went to Tacloban knowing the eye wall would cross directly over.

This is an historic tropical cyclone: a truly huge storm and the strongest in recorded history with devastating impacts emerging from the areas hit by the hurricane eye, such as Tacloban City, Leyte and S Samar.  (Typhoon Tip was the previous record breaking strongest storm). Several extreme storm chasers and journalists embedded themselves into the path of the EYE WALL including James Reynolds @typhoonfury and Jim Edds @ExtremeStorms bringing up-close and personal stories of the true horrifying nature of the storm and the terrible aftermath now unfolding.

(LIVE now a recording offline COVERAGE OF LANDFALL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrEVLCbAfys&app=desktop)

LIVE BBC COVERAGE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCiYEBAooZo

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/08/typhoon-haiyan-batters-philippines

https://www.facebook.com/iCyclone

A major super typhoon with winds gusting more than 200mph has emerged out of the NW Pacific and is on track to cross the Philippines at the end of this week. With 175 mph sustained maximum winds this is the most powerful storm this year and, were it an Atlantic Hurricane, it would be about the most powerful on record. Although it will weaken slightly when it crosses land, it is still an exceptionally dangerous storm and a great threat because the Philippines is a densely populated country and, while the capital Manila will not receive a direct hit, some 10 million people in Luzon are in the area predicted for Haiyan to make first landfall.  The storm is then predicted to track rapidly across to Vietnam where it will arrive on Sunday, possibly still as a strong typhoon.

Update: poss most powerful landfall typhoon ever: off the NOAA Dvorak instensity scale http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/CI-chart.html

It was a FAST moving storm and the eye passed over Guiuan district and Tacloban City in just a few hours but the impact was immense.

“The typhoon moved fast and didn’t last long– only a few hours– but it struck the city with absolutely terrifying ferocity.”

The last tweet from storm journalist Jim Edds in Tacloban was sent just before the eye wall hit and then..nothing. He and other extreme film makers were reported safe and evacuated later

http://stormvisuals.com/florida-weather/2013/11/7/video-storm-photographer-awaits-super-typhoon-haiyan-in-the.html

http://stormvisuals.com/florida-weather/2013/11/10/video-storm-photographer-shares-experience-with-deadly-typho.html

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/super-typhoon-haiyan-a-serious/19561621


http://www.news.com.au/world/super-typhoon-haiyan-gaining-strength-set-to-hit-philippines/story-fndir2ev-1226755411772

http://news.sky.com/story/1165530/super-typhoon-haiyan-hits-the-philippines

IF the typhoon had passed over Europe… how big would it be?

09-11-2013 10-52-55

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-most-powerful-storm-to-ever-hit-land-batters-philippines-with-235mph-winds-8926719.html

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

Instagram videos of destruction in Tacloban http://instagram.com/macmaloon



http://www.rappler.com/nation/43285-initial-reports-damage-tacloban-city
http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/super-typhoon-haiyan-latest-news-20131108?hootPostID=de00db08af5507b1944839bc6c86d92a
http://www.westernpacificweather.com/2013/11/08/typhoon-haiyan-photo-and-video-gallery/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/thousands-feared-killed-philippine-typhoon-2013119131138727893.html

09-11-2013 11-57-16


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2494635/Philippines-super-typhoon-Haiyan-powerful-storm-history.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Morgerman posted this harrowing report on Facebook:

First off, Tacloban City is devastated. The city is a horrid landscape of smashed buildings and completely defoliated trees, with widespread looting and unclaimed bodies decaying in the open air. The typhoon moved fast and didn’t last long– only a few hours– but it struck the city with absolutely terrifying ferocity. At the height of the storm, as the wind rose to a scream, as windows exploded and as our solid-concrete downtown hotel trembled from the impact of flying debris, as pictures blew off the walls and as children became hysterical, a tremendous storm surge swept the entire downtown. Waterfront blocks were reduced to heaps of rubble. In our hotel, trapped first-floor guests smashed the windows of their rooms to keep from drowning and screamed for help, and we had to drop our cameras and pull them out on mattresses and physically carry the elderly and disabled to the second floor. Mark’s leg was ripped open by a piece of debris and he’ll require surgery. The city has no communication with the outside world. The hospitals are overflowing with the critically injured. The surrounding communities are mowed down. After a bleak night in a hot, pitch-black, trashed hotel, James, Mark, and I managed to get out of the city on a military chopper and get to Cebu via a C-130– sitting next to corpses in body bags. Meteorologically, Super Typhoon HAIYAN was fascinating; from a human-interest standpoint, it was utterly ghastly. It’s been difficult to process.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/11/09/disaster-in-tacloban-philippines-chasers-document-ghastly-scene-from-typhoon/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16aq0AH-OnEE_bM53iL5qInqHPZ28lntEXPs-rS01a88/viewform

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/11/09/13/massive-destruction-tacloban-city
http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-11-07/super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines/
http://www.rappler.com/nation/43311-diary-tacloban-death-anarchy
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57611622/typhoon-haiyans-death-toll-rises-in-philippines/

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/524159/1200-believed-dead-in-philippine-typhoon-red-cross

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/one-of-worlds-strongest-storms-lashes-philippines-but-nation-appears-to-avoid-major-disaster/2013/11/08/2d7c164e-48d8-11e3-95a9-3f15b5618ba8_story_1.html
09-11-2013 19-16-12

09-11-2013 16-19-09

Damage far worse than people thought: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/recent-tropical-cyclones-killed-over-one-thousand-20131109?hootPostID=774277f3e615bfd5c5f0a71157fbfab7
http://earthsky.org/earth/incredible-images-and-video-of-super-typhoon-haiyan

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/super-typhoon-haiyan-hits-philippines-230815112.html


Massive online efforts from PH govt to help aid and search and rescue efforts: http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/
http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24887337
http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-11-07/super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines/
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/10/natpkg-philippines-typhoon-storm-chaser.james-reynolds-uncut-productions.html
http://www.gov.ph/2013/11/10/ndrrmc-data-report-per-province-november-10-2013/
http://anc.yahoo.com/video/pnp-explains-why-looting-never-015407805.html
600,000 people evacuated from Vietnam and Hainan as Yolanda Haiyan arppaches Sunday 10/11/2013
2 months to fully restore power as 90% poles lost in storm surge https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/emergency?pscid=ps_ggl_Emergencies_Philippines_GDN

http://anc.yahoo.com/video/first-aid-tips-during-supertyphoon-083020305.html

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHAPhilippinesTyphoonHaiyanSitrepNo.4.10November2013.pdf

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11/11/2013 Tacloban now officially placed under a state of emergency

Red Cross report “absolute bedlam”

11-11-2013 19-16-15UK Govt promises £10 million

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-every-single-building-every-single-house-destroyed–governments-pledge-millions-but-tacloban-is-still-waiting-8933515.html

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