Super typhoon Haiyan in charts, part 2

Nov 11, 2013 14:56 UTC

Reuters reports on the destruction in the Philippines after super typhoon Haiyan hit over the weekend:

Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday as they tried to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000.

Here’s a slideshow of the storm’s aftermath, and a map of where it caused the most damage.

If the death toll is as high as predicted, here’s how that will stack up against the most destructive storms since 1990.

It’s not over, either. This is where it’s estimated to hit next.


Super typhoon Haiyan in charts

Nov 8, 2013 15:51 UTC

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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