The Typhoon that Hit the Philippines on Novemebr 7th and 8th of 2013

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Typhoon Haiyan The typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 7th and 8th of 2013 was no mediocre typhoon. In fact, it is being hailed a "super typhoon," and "equivalent of a Category 5." The wind speeds of Typhoon Haiyan reached 195 on landfall which was 5 miles per hour higher than the previous record set by Hurricane Camile in 1969; when gusting Haiyan reached wind speeds of 235 mph. The main force of the typhoon hit the south shores of Samar Island and the city of Guiuan which has a population of 47,000, and moved on through the rest of the Philippines (2). Guiuan wasn't the only place devastated by the wind however. In total, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed approximately 1.1 million homes in the Philippines, and uprooted around 4.1 million people from their homes (1). Many of these houses remain destroyed due to tearing of the structure via wind, or severe water damage left over by the typhoon. Not to astonishingly, Bloomberg Industries estimated that the damage dealt by Typhoon Haiyan is thought to total 14 billion dollars. This immense amount of damage would make Haiyan one of the most expesnive natural disasters to occur. In addition the tangible damage done, 5.9 million workers lost their source of income. Many of the sources have been cut of due to destroyed places of business, a destroyed market, and lack of money (1). Even more severe than the loss of homes or economic loss, is the death toll which went over 6,000. The lucky to have survived are still in

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