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The Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda

Updated on December 26, 2013

Before and After

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Introduction

Before the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) landed at Tacloban, the City is one of the most richest in the Visayas Region. Citizens in the City were abundant with Natural Resources, Good Local Economy run by good politicians who cared for their/her/his constituents. After the Disastrous Typhoon everything was gone, all they have right now is their faith, hope and pride to stand up again and rebuild homes, businesses although, they cannot bring back the lives of people they love which is gone during the devastating Storm Surge. Hence, in less than 24 hours of pounding with powerful winds and rains when Yolanda (Haiyan) stops, the Aftermath of the typhoon almost wash away the city in the Philippines Map.

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Affected Population and Casualties

At 4:40 AM, (08 November, 2013) Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan for International name) made its 1st Landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It further moved as it made its 2nd landfall over Tolosa, Leyte (Which is a Province of the most devastated City of Tacloban) at 7:00 Am and its 3rd landfall over Daanbantayan Cebu at about 9:40 Am. At 10:40 Am, Typhoon Yolanda made its 4th landfall over Bantayan Island, Cebu and by 12:00NN made its 5th landfall over Concepcion, Iloilo. In the afternoon, it maintained its strength as it approached the Calamian Group of Islands. At 8:00 PM, it made its 6th landfall over landfall over Busuanga, Palawan, typhoon Yolanda slightly weakened as it moved towards the West Philippine Sea. As per this Chronology of Events report, it shows that how powerful Yolanda is, its almost occupied the huge parts of Visayas Region.

  1. A total of 3,24,593 families / 16,078,181 persons were affected in 12,139 Barangays (Villages) in 44 Provinces, 591 Municipalities and 57 Cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and Caraga.
  2. Out of the total, 890,895 Families / 4,095,280 persons were displaced and served both inside and outside evacuation centers;

Inside 381 Evacuation Centers: 20,924 Families / 101,527 Persons

Outside Evacuation Centers: 869,971 Families / 3,993,753 Persons

  • Casualties

As of 6:00 Am, 27 of December, 2013, 6,111 individuals were reported dead, 28,626 injured and 1,779 are still missing

Devastating Images

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An aerial view of Tacloban City reflects the damage brought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Devastated father carries his dead daughterA coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province A cargo ship washed ashore by Typhoon Haiyan sits among the ruinsA resident who survived Typhoon Haiyan cries inside a stadium used as an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines. (One of lucky survivor)
An aerial view of Tacloban City reflects the damage brought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
An aerial view of Tacloban City reflects the damage brought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). | Source
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Devastated father carries his dead daughter
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Devastated father carries his dead daughter | Source
A coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province
A coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province | Source
A cargo ship washed ashore by Typhoon Haiyan sits among the ruins
A cargo ship washed ashore by Typhoon Haiyan sits among the ruins | Source
A resident who survived Typhoon Haiyan cries inside a stadium used as an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines. (One of lucky survivor)
A resident who survived Typhoon Haiyan cries inside a stadium used as an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines. (One of lucky survivor) | Source

Cost of Damages

Damages to Infrastructure
 
Roads/Bridges and other Structures
PhP 14,523,925,177.39
Flood Control
PhP 230,393,000.00
Health Facilities
PhP 1,272,,434,800.00
Schools
Php 2,309,823,650.00
Sub Total
PhP 18,336,576,627.39
 
 
Damages to Agriculture
 
Crops (Rice, Corn and other Crops)
Php 7,634,314,370.29
Livestocks
Php 2,890,202,123.20
Fisheries
PhP 5,964,666,346.39
Irrigation Facilities
PhP 212,700,000.00
Other Agriculture Infastructures
PhP 1,652,423,030.00
Sub Total
PhP 8,354,305,869,88
 
 
Total of Damages
PhP 36,690,882,497,27
NDRRMC Report as of December 27, 2013 http://www.ndrrmc.gov.ph/

Images of Infrastructure and Agriculture Damages

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Washout Coconut Plantation'Yolanda' leaves P9-B damage to agricultureTyphoon Yolanda - Damaged electrical infrastructure in northern CebuCasino operators eye repair of damaged schools in Yolanda-hit areas
Washout Coconut Plantation
Washout Coconut Plantation | Source
'Yolanda' leaves P9-B damage to agriculture
'Yolanda' leaves P9-B damage to agriculture | Source
Typhoon Yolanda - Damaged electrical infrastructure in northern Cebu
Typhoon Yolanda - Damaged electrical infrastructure in northern Cebu | Source
Casino operators eye repair of damaged schools in Yolanda-hit areas
Casino operators eye repair of damaged schools in Yolanda-hit areas | Source

The World Came to Help Yolanda Victims

Fortunately, after the typhoon the world known what happened in the Philippines. The world came to help Allied or non allied country came to give food, water, medicine, medical supports spiritually and moral supports. The Government appreciates whatever they want to give to relive the agony of the victims who's lost their families, properties, businesses, lose their confidence to live and start again. To fellow country men who do their efforts and make an fund raising to help all survivors

List of Associations and Countries who Help Yolanda Victims

  • UNITED NATIONS
  • UNITED STATES
  • BRITAIN
  • AUSTRALIA
  • UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAM
  • UNICEF
  • JAPAN
  • CANADA
  • CHINA
  • TAIWAN
  • ASEAN
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BELGIUM
  • CANADA
  • CHINA
  • DENMARK
  • EUROPEAN
  • GERMANY
  • HUNGARY
  • INDONESIA
  • ISRAEL
  • ITALY
  • JAPAN
  • MALAYSIA
  • THE NETHERLANDS
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NORWAY
  • RUSSIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • SINGAPORE
  • SPAIN in-kind donations
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • SWEDEN emergency communications equipment
  • SWITZERLAND Humanitarian aid unit
  • TAIWAN
  • TURKEY medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS deployed two people to assist with assessments in the Philippines and activated its family tracing services.
  • WORLD VISION
  • MERCY CORPS launched emergency response efforts to provide food, water, shelter and basic supplies to typhoon survivors.
  • DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS has 15 members in Cebu City and will send an additional 50 people in the next few days. It also sends 329 tons of medical and relief supplies on three cargo planes
  • VATICAN
  • IRELAND
  • VIETNAM
  • NBA & NBA Players Association

Japan-Civil-Defense

Send Almost 1,200 Troops to Join Relief Efforts in Yolanda-Hit Areas
Send Almost 1,200 Troops to Join Relief Efforts in Yolanda-Hit Areas | Source

Jiggy Manicad and Love Añover report on Yolanda devastation in Leyte on "State of the Nation"

© 2013 Arnold Gamboa

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