Typhoon Haiyan By Aza, Nathan and Luke
WHAT IS A TYPHOON? A typhoon, like typhoon Haiyan, is a type of vicious storm that is characterized by circular or spiral winds, which can be hundreds of kilometres in diameter. Typhoons are called Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific, Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean and Typhoons in the western Pacific. Typhoons are measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Typhoon Haiyan began on Friday 8th November and affected islands of the Philippines, the two worst affected islands by the typhoon were Samar and Layte.
Typhoon Haiyan blasted the Philippines with winds up to 380 km/h along the largely populated coastal cities such as Tacloban, the capital of Layte. The Philippines is a poor, developing nation that is very vulnerable to these types of disasters
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE • Asian Development Bank: $500m emergency loans and $23m in grants • Australia: A$30m ($28m) package, including medical staff, shelter materials, water containers and hygiene kits • China: 10m yuan ($1.6m; £1m) in relief goods plus $200,000 (£120,000) from government and Red Cross • European Commission: $11m • Indonesia: Logistical aid including aircraft, food, generators and medicine • Israel: 148-person team, including search, rescue and medical services; field hospital with 100 tonnes of aid • Japan: $10m, including tents and blankets. Pledged up to 1,000 soldiers, 25-person medical team already sent • South Korea: $5m plus a 40-strong medical team • UAE: $10m in humanitarian aid • US: $20m in humanitarian aid, 90 marines, aircraft carrier plus logistics support • UK: $16m (£10m) package including emergency shelter, water and household items
BIBLIOGRAPHY • Typhoon Haiyan Aid in Numbers: Retrieved 18-19th November, 2013, fromhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-24899006 • Satellite images show full extent of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan: Retrieved 19 and 24th November, 2013, from http://www.news.com.au/world/satellite-images-show-full-extent-of-damage-caused-by-typhoon-haiyan/story-fndir2ev-1226759026945 • Open Hazards, What is a Typhoon? Retrieved 25 November 2013, from http://www.openhazards.com/faq/hurricanes-tropical-cyclones-and-typhoons/what-typhoon • UK at 'forefront' of Typhoon Haiyan aid response: Retrieved 25 November, 2013, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25080349 • Google Images: Retrieved 18-19-25th November, 2013, from www.google.com/images
BBC NEWS VIDEO • http://www.news.com.au/world/satellite-images-show-full-extent-of-damage-caused-by-typhoon-haiyan/story-fndir2ev-122675902694