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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Friday, 08 November 2013

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Typhoon
Location of Event:
The Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:
08 November 2013
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management:
Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the event

Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall over the central Philippines at 04:40, local time, on 08 November 2013. The official death toll from the storm was 6,300, but a full tally of the lives lost may never be achieved. Millions of people in 20 provinces were affected.

The category five storm brought winds as strong as 314 km/h and analysts believe it may be one of the strongest storms to make landfall in recorded history.

Among the worst affected areas were the central islands of Leyte and Samar and made landfall over the eastern Visayas. From there it moved in an easterly direction then north toward Vietnam and China over the coming days.

The storm left widespread damage in its wake across the Philippine islands, with power lines cut off and roads blocked by fallen debris and trees. Buildings were flattened under the strong winds, with wooden houses particularly susceptible to the storm. Haiyan also caused a storm surge which brought waves crashing down onto coastal areas, and the damage from the storm surge was more extensive than that of the winds.

The Philippines was still recovering from the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Bohol on 15 October, causing further misery to the island nation.

Typhoon Haiyan had a devastating and long-lasting impact on the Philippines.

Number of damaged houses - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC
Copyright: Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Estimated economic impact - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC
Copyright: Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Agriculture and infrastructure estimated economic impact - Typhoon Haiyan

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC
Copyright: Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Damaged structures in Cabolan, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Limon, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Potot, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Julita, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Managasnas, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/04/2013
Post-disaster: 13/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Dulag, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damage to Chindolan Island, Palawan, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 15/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Capocaan, Leyte Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 06/11/2012 and 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/210

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damage to Tacloban oil depot, Tacloban City, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damage assessment map
Cebu / Medellin, Philippines

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Damage assessment map
Cebu / Daanbantayan, Philippines

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Geographic Reference Map
Cebu North / Daanbantayan and Medellin, Philippines

Source: AsiaPop 2013
Copyright: Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Medellin area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Talisay area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Maya area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Maya area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Bantayan Island, Sillon area, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by SERTIT

Comparative map of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

Source: GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2
Acquired: GeoEye-1: 23/02/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

Comparative map of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

Source: GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2
Acquired: GeoEye-1: 23/02/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

Number of damaged houses as of 13 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Phillippines

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC
Copyright: Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (South), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1
Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (North), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1
Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (South), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1
Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (North), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1
Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Damaged structures in Bentiqui, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Isabel, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Situation map
Malapascua island, Philippines

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright: Astrium Services 2013 - All rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Marikaban area, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Bantayan City, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

Disaster impact map
Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2
Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

Number of damaged houses as of 12 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Phillippines

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC
Copyright: Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Destruction in Sulangan, Bantayan Island, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Damaged structures in Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Bogo City - Damage assessment map - Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 / RapidEye
Acquired: RapidEye: 23/04/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
RapidEye © BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Bogo City - Damage assessment map - Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 / RapidEye
Acquired: RapidEye: 23/04/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright: WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
RapidEye © BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Cebu/Bogo City reference map - Philippines

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 20/01/2013 and 23/04/2013

Copyright: BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Destruction in Madredijos, Bantayan Island, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Destruction in Dulag Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Destruction in Luntad Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Destruction in Tacloban City, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Destruction in Tabontabon Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flash update of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Copyright: Map produced by ASEAN

Situation map of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Copyright: Copyright, European Union, 2013
Map created by EC-JRC