Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

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When did Haiyan/Yolanda strike the Philippines?
7th November 2013
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Why was Tacloban City particularly vulnerable to flooding?
1m below sea level + Land subsidence from water extraction
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What is the population of Tacloban City?
Around 200,000
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What is the population density of Tacloban City?
1,100/km2
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How high were the storm surges?
4 metres
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How many people were killed & how many were displaced?
7,500 killed & 6 million displaced
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How many people were affected overall?
9 million people were effected in some form
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Why was there a high risk of disease?
Poor medication available, limited food + water, poor sanitation
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Why did regions like Manila see an influx of people?
People moving away, essentially becoming refugees
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Why were people left without food etc for so long?
Huge lack of aid available
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What was the estimated cost in damages?
$2.9 billion
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How many farmers were affected due to 71,000 hectares being affected?
Around 1 million farmers
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How many tons of rice was lost?
130,000 tons of rice
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How much sugar was lost?
Between 50,000-120,000 tons of sugar was lost
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Why was uprooted trees an environmental issue?
Leads to a huge pulse in CO2 emission
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What caused an oil spill in the region?
Oil barge was knocked over
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What would the sewage leaks and poor sanitation have done to the water?
Contaminated it + killed fish
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What did the Red Cross release to the public?
'Survival Tips'
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How many shelters did the Red Cross establish?
1000+ shelters
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How much money was donated by Australia and China?
$30 million from Australia & ¥10 million from China
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What did the WHO provide?
Health check ups
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What was the aim of military presence?
To stop looting
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Which areas were evacuated after the disaster?
Areas prone to landslides
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What did children receive?
Polio & Measles vaccinations
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What was made available for charities when they so required it?
Satellite imagery
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Which institution raised the alarm for the storm and will continue to do so?
The Philippine Storm Warning Signal (PSWS)
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