Portlight Haiyan Relief Status

By: Portlight , 3:29 PM GMT on November 06, 2013


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Helicopters fly over the Typhoon Devastated City of Taclobon in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Hiayan has ripped through the Pacific Ocean with devastating force equivalent to a category 5 hurricane. Friday the super typhoon made landfall thru the Philippine island Provence of Samar with sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph.

In addition to the strong winds, the super typhoon is dropping massive amounts of rain. To give you some perception of this storm, Super Storm Sandy’s highest sustained winds were 115 mph making Hiayan almost twice as powerful.

“Haiyan had winds of 190 - 195 mph at landfall, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history.” – Dr. Jeff Masters, The Weather Underground

Hiayan is expected be a category 2 storm when it makes landfall in Vietnam and Laos with wind speeds 100+ mph. It is estimated to drop 12+ inches of rain when it makes landfall. The combination of extremely high winds and excessive rain fall could make this storm the most expensive natural disaster in their history.

Portlight has begun to reach out to disability organizations to provide durable medical equipment. International relief work is very expensive because of shipping costs. This storm has the potential to be one of the most expensive and disastrous typhoons ever.

We need your help to provide this aid to those affected by this super typhoon.

Thank you for your support and we will keep you updated on our progress


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1:56 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
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8:43 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
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Charity organizations and Filipino community members are organizing relief for the millions of people affected when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. (Nov. 12)

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8:41 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
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2:32 AM GMT on November 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013
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Typhoon Haiyan passed over the islands of Yap and Ngulu in Yap state of Micronesia overnight between 6 and 7 Nov 2013, causing minor damage. In the early hours 7 Nov, the centre of the typhoon passed over Palau, where damage was reported in the northern states of Kayangel, Ngerchelong and Ngaraard. (OCHA, 7 Nov 2013)

In the Philippines, Haiyan is known as Yolanda and made its first landfall in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province at 4:40 am on 8 Nov. It made subsequent landfalls in Tolosa municipality south of Tacloban City, Leyte province, Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island, Cebu province, and Conception, Iloilo province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013)

Haiyan has affected about 9.8 million people in nine regions in the Philippines. A total of 659,268 people are currently displaced. As of 11 Nov, there was still no electricity and communication lines in the worst-affected provinces. On 12 Nov, the Government and the Emergency Relief Coordinator will launch the Haiyan Action Plan to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the people affected by the impact of the typhoon. (OCHA, 11 Nov 2013)

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PDF 11 Nov 2013: Philippines, Vietnam, China – Tropical Cyclone HAIYAN (1/2)

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan, Situation Report No. 4 (as of 10 November 2013)

HIGHLIGHTS • 9.5 million people are affected by Typhoon Haiyan in nine regions across the Philippines. • Relief operations scale up in the most affected areas.
• Reception and Departure Centre established at Tacloban City airport. •
Access remains a major challenge; roundtrip travel between Tacloban airport and the city centre takes 6 hours. - See more at: http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippine s-typhoon-haiyan-situation-report-no-4-10-november -2013#sthash.Z1yQIPbs.dpuf
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2:57 AM GMT on November 10, 2013

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4. Patrap
8:20 PM GMT on November 09, 2013

Survivors walk near their damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 9, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses. Haiyan, a category-5 super typhoon, bore down on the northern tip of Cebu Province, a popular tourist destination with the country's second-largest city, after lashing the islands of Leyte and Samar with 275 kph (170 mph) wind gusts and 5-6 meter (15-19 ft) waves. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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8:15 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
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7:50 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
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9:40 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
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