Super typhoon Haiyan in charts
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: