Typhoon Haiyan By the Numbers

One of the strongest storms on record to hit Philippines

Philippines Typhoon

Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc across the Philippines, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents and coastal villages in ruins. The typhoon is considered to be one of the most violent storms to ever make landfall on the Southeast Asian archipelago. Click through for numbers that tell the story of Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as its being called in the Philippines.


4:40 a.m. Philippine time (PHT): Typhoon Haiyan made landfall early Friday morning over Guiuan, Eastern Samar, or around 3:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon EST, according to the Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

6: The amount of times Typhoon Haiyan made landfall over the Philippines, including the Leyte, Iloilo Palawan, and Cebu provinces in the central Philippines, according to the NDRRMC.

6.9 million: The current amount of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan across the Philippines as of Tuesday 9 a.m. EST, NDRRMC reported.

582,303: The number of displaced residents, including those served in one of 993 evacuation centers, NDRRMC reported as of Tuesday 9 a.m. EST.

149,015: Damaged homes across the Philippines (79,726 totally; 69,289 partially)

20 feet: Height of storm surges when Typhoon made landfall in the coastal city of Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit areas of the central Philippnes, NBC News reported.

195 mph: Sustained wind speed of Typhoon Haiyan shortly before making landfall with gusts up to 235 mph, according to measurements by the U.S. Military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center and reported by NBC News. Philippine weather officials put estimates lower, with sustained winds at 147 mph and gusts up to 170 mph when it hit land, NBC News reported.

Category 4 or 5: Based on the U.S. Military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center wind speed estimates, Typhoon Haiyan was the equivalent to a Category 5 Atlantic or Northeast Pacific Ocean hurricane on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale. Hurricanes of this magnitude have a sustained windspeed of at least 157 mph and are deemed "catastrophic" in magnitude. Even based on estimates by Philippine weather officials, the storm was the equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane, considered "extreme" in magnitude with a "very high risk of injury or death to people."

24: Typhoon Haiyan is the 24th tropical storm to affect the Philippines in 2013, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.


1,798: The number of confirmed dead as of 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, according to NDRRMC reports. According to local authorities, the death toll is expected to rise.

2,000-2,500: The expected death toll as of Tuesday afternoon from Typhoon Haiyan, CNN reported. Philippine president Benigno Aquino III told CNN the inital projections of 10,000 fatalities appears to be "too much."


2,582: The number of those injured as of 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, according to NDRRMC reports.

82: Residents missing and unaccounted for as of 9 a.m. EST Tuesday based on NDRRMC reports. In the levelled coastal town of Basey in Samar province, six miles across a bay from Tecloban, the governor of Samar province estimates as many as 2,000 residents are missing, NBC News reported.


461,000,000 Philippine Pesos: Or approximately $10.5 million in U.S. dollars of damages to infrastructure and agriculture in the Miramopa (IV-B), Bicol (V), Western Visayes (VI) and Caraga (XIII) administrative regions of the Philippines.


243: Amount of U.S. military personnel on the ground in the Philippines, as of Nov. 12, providing disaster assistance and humanitarian relief, NBC News reported.

AUSTRALIA–9.3 million: Financial package in U.S. dollars Australia donated to Philippines relief efforts, which includes medical personnel and non-food items such as water and hygiene kits, Reuters reported.

BRITAIN–16 million: Package Britain announced it would contribute in U.S. dollars to aid up to 500,000 people, Reuters reported.

JAPAN–10 million: Contribution from Japan in U.S. dollars and including goods such as tents and blankets. Japan had already dispatched a 25-member emergency medical staff after the storm made landfall, according to Reuters.

SOUTH KOREA–5 million: South Korea has dispatched a 40-member emergency medical staff to hardest-hit areas along with $5 million (U.S. dollars) in aid, according to Reuters.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES –10 million: UAE will provide humanitarian assistance, Reuters reported.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – 11 million: Stated it would provide 8 million euros ($11 million) for aid in the hardest-hit areas of the Philippines, according to Reuters.

THE VATICAN–4 million: Providing 3 million euros ($4 million) in addition to $150,000 donated by the Pope, Reuters reported.

UNITED NATIONS–25 million: The U.N. released $25 million in aid relief Monday from the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund, NBC News reported.

U.S.–$20 million: Government officials said they would provide $20 million in relief, and the Defense Department said they are working with the Philippines government to determine any additional resources that may be needed, NBC News reported. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already directed the U.S. Pacific Command to provide manpower, and the Pentagon has sent the USS George Washington–which carries 5,000 sailors and 80 aircrafts–to the Philippines, NBC News reported.

These numbers cited in this story could change as the storm's impact continues to be assessed and countries change their levels of support.

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