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About Yolanda

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Charles Manarang

on 27 February 2015

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Its trajectory continued towards Central Philippines. The storm made 5 land falls, first into Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Negros Occidental and Western Visayas.
Yolanda made landfall in Leyte at 6 am in the morning.
About Yolanda
Friday, November 8, 2013
Vol 28, No. 333
PH braces for a Category 5 storm
Storm Surge
before and during Typhoon Yolanda
Quotation 1
in the next 48 hours
4. November 8 - waked up at 03:00. Winds starts to get rough
- at 03:30, electricity went off
- at 04:00, i can feel the usual strength of the typhoon. Locals are typically accustomed to the strength of typhoons before Yolanda
- at 05:00, strong winds became unusual. Feeling uneasy and uncomfortable
- 05:15, received a last text from a friend. Communication lines went down
damage to infrastructure such as private and government offices, schools, roads and bridges
the location of Tacloban airport surrounded by the sea rendered the buildings totally damaged
some roads are still impassible 3 days after Yolanda causing delays in the search, rescue and relief operations of the government, private groups and NGOs
1. November 2 - A storm is brewing in the Pacific
2. November 6 - First day of Work
3. November 7 - Government work and classes at all levels are suspended
- stayed at home
- panic buying
- watched a televised program of the investigation at the Senate from 14:00-17:00
Personal Experience of Charles
(Chronology of Events)
- the President of the Philippines addressed the nation (18:00)
- storm chasers and major news networks from Manila went to Tacloban to monitor the unfolding events in Tacloban.
Personal Experience of Charles
(Chronology of Events)
Different governments and NGOs from all over the world went to Tacloban to help the survivors.

Many countries gave their pledge to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of towns and livelihood.

After 4 days, relief packs were immediately distributed.
Republic of the Philippines
consists of 7,107 islands
categorized into 3 major island group: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
located in the heart of South East Asia
population: 100 Million
rich in diversity, history, and culture
member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
the archipelago is strategically located in the Ring of Fire and Typhoon belt in the Pacific
because of its location, the country is prone to disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and other natural calamities
facing the Pacific
played an important role in the history of the Philippines
is the regional center of Region 8 and capital of Leyte
is the gateway to the region due to the presence of airport, seaport and other commercial industries
is among the competitive cities in the Philippines
government offices, commerce, trade, and institutions of higher learning is centered in Tacloban
Population: 221,174
Source: National Statistics Office 2010 Census
Devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
many houses were destroyed by the strong winds and storm surge from the sea
people started evacuate and leave the city due to breakdown of law and order and unavailability of open businesses
many people are displaced and living in temporary shelters (i.e. bunkhouses)
trees are toppled down
big damage to agriculture
food is scarce after the calamity
Some people living near the sea vacated their house and went to evacuation shelters.
At the height of the storm, water levels reached as high as the 2nd floor of buildings and houses.
The Downtown district of Tacloban was submerged in water.
The debris are flying and floating everywhere.
Animals and pets were not spared by the wrath of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Yolanda gathered its strength in the Pacific on November 2, 2013. It continued to intensify into a Category 5 storm, packing a maximum sustaining winds of 315 km/hour, making Yolanda the strongest and worst storm that has hit the planet.
1. Communication lines are down
2. No power. It lasted for 4-6 months
3. Bodies starts to decay. Mass graves sites are made in many locations
4. Very limited transportation by air, land, and sea
5. Some hospitals are not fully operational
6. Local government operations is severely affected
7. Businesses are not
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