Typhoon Haiyan

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  • Low pressure in the SW Pacific 6 days before
    • Causes of Typhoon Haiyan
      • warm shallow sea - around 27 to 30
      • 195 km/h winds
        • All needed in formation of tropical storms
          • warm shallow sea - around 27 to 30
      • Typhoon Haiyan
        • Environmental Impacts
          • Agricultral land destroyed
            • Rice fields soaked
            • Coconut plantation flattened
            • Benzene, an extremely flammable hydrocarbon, was found in excessive amounts in the air
          • 90% of land destroyed
          • 2/3 of country affected
          • Oil rig spill
            • Harmful to wildlife and aquatic sea-life
          • Flooding a mile inland
            • money needed to protect homes against this
            • Harmful to wildlife in the area
        • Social Impacts
          • No water, no food or shelter for survivors
            • 2.5 million people needed food aid
            • 12000 injured
          • 130000 homes destroyed
          • 670000 people made homeless
          • Over 6300 people reported dead
          • 11.5 million people affected
        • Economic Impacts
          • Over $2.86 million worth of damage
          • Many jobs and businesses lost
          • Many jobs and businesses lost
          • Less land left to reconstruct
            • the best land was privately owned
            • public land was not very good to build on
          • hard to recover
            • no insurance
            • lack of private sector
          • Many hospitals lost
            • taken years to rebuild
          • Government collapsed
          • Oil rig destroyed
            • profit lost from this
          • Airport damage
            • Need money to repair to promote tourism again
    • All needed in formation of tropical storms
    • Oil rig spill
      • Harmful to wildlife and aquatic sea-life

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