17 Facts About Typhoon Haiyan


Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded.

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On making landfall, Typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines.

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In terms of JTWC-estimated 1-minute sustained winds, Typhoon Haiyan is tied with Meranti in 2016 for being the second strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record only behind Goni of 2020.

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Typhoon Haiyan was the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2013.

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Typhoon Haiyan is tied with Meranti in 2016, Goni in 2020 and Surigae in 2021 as the most intense tropical cyclone in the Eastern Hemisphere by 1-minute sustained winds; several others have recorded lower central pressure readings.

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Typhoon Haiyan was last noted as a tropical depression by the JMA on the following day.

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Typhoon Haiyan, called Yolanda in the Philippines, caused catastrophic damage throughout much of the islands of Leyte, where cities and towns were largely destroyed.

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Typhoon Haiyan reached Hainan Province, where severe damage took place and six people were killed in various incidents.

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Typhoon Haiyan produced high winds and widespread heavy rainfall which affected northern Vietnam.

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Typhoon Haiyan referred to the storm as "delubyo", which roughly translates to Armageddon.

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Typhoon Haiyan knocked over Power Barge 103 of NAPOCOR in Estancia, Iloilo causing an oil spill.

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One of the biggest controversies of Typhoon Haiyan is probably the number of victims or the body count.

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Typhoon Haiyan has been acknowledged as a sort of "trauma milestone" for mental health awareness in the Philippines – where Filipinos had previously seen counseling as an admission of weakness, it began to be acknowledged as "a sign of how extraordinary the circumstances are.

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Typhoon Haiyan's calls for increased preparedness to give support to families and communities for the long-term, citing the need for more trained field workers.

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Typhoon Haiyan scored 24 points in a won game against the Golden State Warriors.

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The aim of the activity is to make the world understand that Typhoon Haiyan survivors are still in dire need of help and financial assistance.

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Typhoon Haiyan visited the MV Eva Jocelyn, a cargo ship forced inland during the typhoon and now converted into a memorial park.

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