September 30, 2020
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Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Phillipines
First tracking of the Typhoon Haiyan which formed from an area of low pressure several hundred kilometers south east of Phonpel
Typhhon Haiyan becomes a fully fledged tropical storm after having built up rapidly over the past couple of days.
The typhoon first strikes land as the most powerful tropical storm ever
The Philippines faced a humanitarian crisis with 1.9 million homeless and over 6 million displaced
A large storm surge 4m high made worse by a bay which funnelled the water to the city, hit Tacloban City, this killed far more people than the high winds.
Less affected areas report that their population almost doubled due to the influx of refugees
causualties were reported as a lack of aid in the affected area
An estimated 71000 hectres of farmland were destroyed causing approximately $85 million of damage
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