Yolanda (2013) Storm Surges in Tacloban City, Leyte

8 November 2013 On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda, international code name Haiyan, made landfall in the central Philippine islands region. The 600 km-diameter typhoon Yolanda crossed the Philippine archipelago, bringing widespread devastation in its path. Storm surges were primarily responsible for the 6,190 dead, 1,785 missing and 28,626 injured in Yolanda’s aftermath. Yolanda is one…

Forced evacuation ordered in Butuan’s coastal, riverside areas

By Erwin Mascariñason (www.mindanews.com) November 8 2013 7:37 am BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 Nov) – Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. ordered late Thursday night a forced evacuation in the city’s coastal and riverside communities, following a joint meeting with representatives from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Project NOAH, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and…