Typhoon Haiyan

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* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-10/super-typhoon-haiyan-approaches-vietnam/5081524 Fears at least 10,000 dead in Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches Vietnam], ABC News, 10 November 2013 * [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-10/super-typhoon-haiyan-approaches-vietnam/5081524 Fears at least 10,000 dead in Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches Vietnam], ABC News, 10 November 2013
* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/an-weakened-typhoon-haiyan-makes-landfall-in-vietnam/5082576 Thousands evacuated as weakened Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam], Australia Network News (ABC), 11 November 2013 * [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/an-weakened-typhoon-haiyan-makes-landfall-in-vietnam/5082576 Thousands evacuated as weakened Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam], Australia Network News (ABC), 11 November 2013
 +* [http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-typhoon-haiyan-philippines-relief-efforts-20131111,0,1636828.story#axzz2kNztYueT Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter], LA Times, 11 November 2013
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Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is unofficially the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 315 km/h (195 mph). The thirteenth named storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, Haiyan originated from an area of low pressure several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia on November 2.

Tracking generally westward, environmental conditions favored tropical cyclogenesis and the system developed into a tropical depression the following day. After becoming a tropical storm and attaining the name Haiyan at 0000 UTC on November 4, the system began a period of rapid intensification that brought it to typhoon intensity by 1800 UTC on November 5. By November 6, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) assessed the system as a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale; the storm passed over the island of Kayangel in Palau shortly after attaining this strength.

As at 12 November, total fatalities in the Phillipines have been estimated in excess of 10,000 people.


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