Thursday, November 7, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines leaves 10000 death in Tacloban City alone

Update: Super Typhoon Haiyan left a big destruction in Philippines and unfortunately it seems that the typhoon will be the biggest natural disaster in the region since 2004 tusinami. The Philippine typhoon left up to 10,000 dead in Tacloban city alone:

As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water.

Officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides. Even in the disaster-prone Philippines, which regularly contends with earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical cyclones, Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record.
Source : Philippine typhoon leaves up to 10,000 dead in Tacloban city

Tacloban (Lungsod ng Tacloban) is the capital of the Philippine province of Leyte Island. It is approximately 360 miles (580 km) southeast of Manila. It was the first city in Region VIII to become a "Highly Urbanized City" and is the largest city in terms of population in Eastern Visayas.

Philippines’ central islands are hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a Typhoon Yolanda) on Friday with winds blowing up to 275 kilometres per hour. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most intense typhoons ever recorded has forced tens of thousands to evacuate and Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and other carriers to announce the suspension of hundreds of flights, mostly domestic but also some international.

The areas hit most by Typhoon Haiyan are still trying to recover from a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake wh'ch hit last month. For example the central island of Bohol, the epicenter of the earthquake that killed 222 people, will be hit hard by the typhoon. At least 5,000 survivors there are still living in tents while waiting for new homes.

Back in 2012, world's strongest storm in that year, Typhoon Bopha, hit Philippines hard and left 2,000 people death or missing on Mindanao island in December.

According to The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Caraga sTyphoon Yolanda claimed its first casualty in Surigao del Sur:

PIA Region 13 tweeted, "The initially reported one casualty was identified in the person of Jimmy Bueno, a resident of Purok 3, Barangay Poblacion, Lingig in Surigao del Sur. He was killed by electrocution caused by grounded water, according to OCD Regl Dir. & RDRRMC Chair Liza Mazo."

The PIA in Cebu also tweeted, "One fatality reportedly in Medellin, Cebu. Victim allegedly hit by tree as fierce winds now hitting Northern Cebu."
Source : Typhoon Yolanda kills 2; power outages reported in parts of Visayas

You can see the current position of the typhoon haiyan from the map below.

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