Super typhoon Haiyan in charts

November 8, 2013

Reuters reports on super typhoon Haiyan, which has killed at least three people so far in the Phillipines:

The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties.

Haiyan, a category-5 super typhoon, had wind gusts of  170 mph and 15-19 ft waves. For a slideshow the storm’s impact, click here. Reuters graphics team has put together a suite of visualizations of Haiyan and its impact:

An average of 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year, Reuters reports. Here’s a look at the biggest storms of the past decade.

This is how Haiyan stacks up against some of the worst storms ever:

Here are the storms with highest fatality counts since 1990:


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