Typhoon Haiyan And Its Impact On The Philippines Essay

789 Words Mar 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Typhoons are tropical cyclones that occur at the Western Pacific or Indian Ocean, they are called Hurricanes here in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean, or the South Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Haiyan was not the strongest but it was the deadliest typhoon that hit the Philippines, it caused many deaths, injuries, and damages. To begin with, Philippines is a country that is located at the Ring of Fire where we experience the most typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. As a matter of fact, 2 weeks before the Typhoon Haiyan happened, Philippines experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Philippines is also the largest exposed country in the world to tropical cyclones. Around 20 tropical cyclones or storms enter the Philippines in a year. Typhoon Haiyan was the 25th typhoon for that year, and it was the strongest tropical cyclone to make a landfall ever in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan first started as a low pressure on November 2, 2013. Then it became a tropical depression on November 3, 2013. Then a tropical storm on November 5, 2013, and was named Haiyan. Then on November 6, 2013, The Philippines assigned the storm a local name Yolanda as it approached our area of responsibility. And on November 7, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made 5 landfalls where there was a minute when the wind reached to 315 km/hr or 195 mph which made typhoon Haiyan the most powerful storm ever to strike land.
Preparations before the typhoon happened, first is that warnings were…

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