Typhoon Haiyan — 2013

Enabling Timely Crisis Response & Recovery

8 November, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan strikes the City of Tacloban — Leyte Island, Philippines

195 mph Sustained Winds

Average estimated sustained winds of 195 mph make Haiyan one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall.

Photo Credit: Henry Donati, Department for International Development

15 to 19 Foot Storm Surge

With waves reaching almost two stories in height, the storm surge was devastating. In some low-lying areas, it simply washed everything in its path away.

Photo Credit: Henry Donati, Department for International Development

The Human Toll

With over 33,000 killed, injured or missing, the region of Eastern Visayas suffered the highest casualties. Nearly every family on the island was impacted.

Photo Credit: Pio Arce, Genesis Photos - World Vision

90% Percent of Tacloban Destroyed

Witnesses describe the scene as "apocalyptic" and "destruction on a massive scale".

Photo Credit: Russell Watkins, Department for International Development

Massive, Multinational Relief Effort

Relief from over 39 countries faced difficult logistical challenges due to damaged infrastructure.

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh