Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013
Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated that 4.3 million people were affected in 36 provinces. The Government accepted the UN offer of international assistance. (OCHA, 9 Nov 2013)
The number of affected people rose to 14 million across nine regions, including 4 million people who remained displaced from their homes. Humanitarian partners presented on 10 Dec the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Typhoon Haiyan, which requested US$791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2013) The typhoon ended up becoming the deadliest event of 2013 in the Asia-Pacific, killing more than 6,000 people. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2013)
One year on, the Government-led response is focused on recovery and long-term development. About 25,000 people still live in transitional sites and require inter-sectoral assistance. In addition, around 95,000 households (475,000 people) are estimated to be living in unsafe or inadequate makeshift shelters, and are considered highly vulnerable because of their limited ability to recover without further assistance. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2014)
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Ha Noi, 14 November 2013 - With thousands of lives lost as Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the Philippines, clean up operations continue in Northern Viet Nam, after the weakened storm came ashore in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. It has been a difficult month for coastal Viet Nam with three Typhoons hitting the region in the space of five weeks. Emergency Specialist Valentina Origoni reports on the continuing impact on families affected by recent natural disasters in central Viet Nam.
Quang Ninh is reportedly the hardest hit of Northern provinces by Typhoon HaiYan.
Considering the limited impact of this typhoon, most of the international stakeholders will not implement any specific response activity, and they will keep focusing on the communities affected by previous typhoons Wutip and Nari.
National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting reported a new tropical depression formed off the Philippines will move westward to the East Sea towards Viet Nam in the coming days.
Ha Noi, 12 November – As northern Viet Nam recovers from the impact of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines, the UN praises the Government of Viet Nam’s proactive prestorm measures, which have helped to save lives and mitigate impact.
Typhoon Haiyan (locally named storm number 14), which killed thousands and left widespread devastation in the Philippines, made landfall in the northern province of Quang Ninh (northern Vietnam) at 05:00 local time on Monday (22:00 GMT on Sunday) as a tropical storm. It was moving towards southern China, where it is expected to weaken to a low depression later on Monday.
HAIYAN has reduced intensity on the way to Vietnam after affecting the Philippines as a Catergory 5 typhoon and has become the 14th tropical storm to hit Vietnam in 2013.
Although the storm was initially expected to make landfall with high intensity, in turning northwards along the coast it weakened sufficiently offshore making landfall at 3am on 11 November as Category 1 Typhoon. As a result the impact and loss is expected to be lower than initially anticipated.
VGP – The powerful typhoon, Haiyan, is now moving along the central coast to the North of Viet Nam at 30kph, instead of slamming into the central region, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
At 1PM on November 10, the center of the storm was about 270km East of the central coast.
Due to the impacts of the storm, heavy rain was recorded in central provinces from Ha Tinh to Binh Dinh.
As Typhoon Haiyan moves across the South China Sea to Viet Nam, the country is bracing for the 15th storm to hit this year alone. Typhoon Wutip, which struck on 30 September, was declared to be the strongest storm to hit central Viet Nam since 2006. Only a short time later, Typhoon Nari followed the same path.
Summary: Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally named storm number 14, initially expected to hit Central Viet Nam on Sunday, 10 November, is now expected to hit Northern coastal provinces early morning Monday, 11 November 2013.
Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday as a category-5 storm with wind strength of over 230 kilometres per hour causing massive destruction and killing many. The typhoon, said to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded, is now expected to make landfall in Viet Nam as a tropical storm.
Sunday 10th November, 2013
Vietnam braces for 200kph winds, flash flooding with the imminent arrival of Typhoon Haiyan
After pummelling the Philippines on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan is expected to pack winds of up to 200kph as it makes landfall in Vietnam tomorrow (Sunday) morning local time.
One million people could be affected including 330,000 children.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.(November 9, 2013) — After pummeling the Philippines on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan is expected to pack winds of up to 125 miles per hour as it makes landfall in Vietnam tomorrow morning local time.
One million people could be affected, including 330,000 children.
This is a Flash Update on the Typhoon Haiyan soon entering the East Sea of Viet Nam. The National Center for Hydro-Meteorology Forecast (NCHMF) predicts the typhoon's development as following:
Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally named storm number 13, is expected to hit Central Viet Nam on Sunday, 10 November, after hitting the Philippines on Friday as a category-5 storm and wind strength of 230 kilometres per hour. This is said to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded, with sustained wind strength of about 195 kilometres per hour and expected to hit Viet Nam was a category -2 or 3 typhoon. It is estimated that 6.5 million people will be affected by the storm.