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MORE DEVASTATION AHEAD. Another typhoon rated as a heavy rainmaker with approximately the same path is expected in 3-4 days. In the Philippines, damage assessments continue to reveal catastrophic ...

MORE DEVASTATION AHEAD. Another typhoon rated as a heavy rainmaker with approximately the same path is expected in 3-4 days. In the Philippines, damage assessments continue to reveal catastrophic losses. Survivors are in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. Survivors temporarily cut off from aid, and from their families in the Philippines as well as in other countries (e.g., 3 million have relatives in the USA). Presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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More devastation ahead.  Second typhoon expected in 3 days More devastation ahead. Second typhoon expected in 3 days Presentation Transcript

  • DESTRUCTION AND DEATH EVERYWHERE
  • MORE DEVASTATION AHEAD 1) ANOTHER TYPHOON RATED AS A HEAVY RAINMAKER WITH APPROXIMATELY THE SAME PATH IS EXPECTED IN 3-4 DAYS
  • SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN DEVASTATES THE PHILIPPINES; NOVEMBER 8-10, 2013
  • HAIYAN MOVES TOWARDS VIETNAM AND CHINA: SAT., NOV 9
  • HAIYAN: A SUPER TYPHOON
  • RATED AS PROBABLY THE STRONGEST TYPHOON EVER TO STRIKE THE PHILIPPINES
  • ADVANCE EVACUATIONS • 800,000 people were evacuated to emergency shelters.
  • AN EVACUATION CENTER
  • LANDFALL ON FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 8
  • FOUR HOURS OF FEAR AND DESTRUCTION • Winds flattened hundreds of homes, • Heavy rainfall triggered mudslides and flash flooding. • A storm surge with waves of up to 10 m (30 feet) destroyed everything, sweeping people away and drowning thousands. • Authorities said almost 800,000 people were evacuated to emergency shelters.
  • AN AERIAL VIEW • It was like a tsunami," Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas told Reuters. • "From a helicopter, you can see the extent of devastation. From the shore and moving a kilometer inland, there are no structures standing.
  • DESTRUCTION EVERYWHERE
  • TACLOBAN (ON LEYTE ISLAND) HIT THE HARDEST
  • SURVIVOR STORIES • Survivors of the storm described towering waves that swept away all but the hardiest shelters.
  • STORM SURGE
  • DESTRUCTION EVERYWHERE
  • DESTRUCTION EVERYWHERE
  • DESTRUCTION AND DEATH EVERYWHERE
  • DESTRUCTION EVERYWHERE
  • TACLOBAN AIRPORT
  • INITIAL IMPACTS IN THE PHILIPPINES • Wide spread flooding and power outages • Winds of 380 kph (290 mph) • TACLOBAN hit very hard by the storm surge with many deaths • Tacloban’s airport destroyed
  • INITIAL IMPACTS IN THE PHILIPPINES • Loss of communication • An estimated 10,000 people dead; EVEN HIGHER TOLL POSSIBLE • Economic losses in the billions
  • SURVIVOR NEEDS • Survivors are in desperate need of clean drinking water and food • Survivors temporarily cut off from aid, and from their families in the Philippines as well as in other countries (e.g., 3 million in the USA)
  • USA MILITARY FORCES DISPATCHED TO ASSIST IN WHAT WILL BE AN HISTORIC RELIEF EFFORT