Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Super Typhoon Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, as a Category 5 storm. It laid waste to the Visayas group of islands, the country’s central region and home to 17 million people.
What are the deadliest and strongest typhoon that hit the Philippines?
Why is Philippines always hit by typhoon?
The Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains and flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destructions to crops and properties.
What natural event happened in the Philippines in November 2013?
Typhoon Haiyan was a tropical cyclone that affected the Philippines in South East Asia in November 2013. It was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded with winds of 313 km/h. In some areas, 281.9 mm of rainfall was recorded, much of which fell in under 12 hours.
What is the most powerful storm in the world?
Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded.
|Typhoon (JMA scale)|
|Dissipated||November 11, 2013|
|Highest winds||10-minute sustained: 230 km/h (145 mph) 1-minute sustained: 315 km/h (195 mph)|
How dangerous is a typhoon?
Hurricanes and typhoons can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. They can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and microbursts. Additionally, hurricanes and typhoons can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall.