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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2013-000139
Country: PHL Philippines
Date (YMD): 2013-11-7
Information Source:OCHA
Comments: Typhoon Haiyan is expected to make landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar or Abulog municipality, Leyte province in the Philippines in the morning of 8 Nov 2013 and is locally known as Yolanda. A UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team in coordination with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management has arrived in Manila to provide additional capacity to the Humanitarian Country Team to support the Government. All government line agencies are on full alert to respond to the potential effects of the typhoon.
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Tropical Cyclone,Viet Nam: Haiyan (locally named number 13) will move to the East Sea and become the strongest typhoon toward Vietnam in a period of 10 years. Its wind strength will remain around 195 kilometres per hour (category 4). It is forecasted that this severe typhoon eye will move along Vietnam coastline around 9 AM 10 November at strength of category 3 or 2 through Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Quang Binh to Lao then to Ha Tinh, Nghe An, on 11 November. Estimated affected people by this typhoon at category 1 will be around 6,6 million people in Vietnam on 10 Oct 2013 (Source: According to today forecast, this typhoon will provide impact to the entire centre of Vietnam. Currently there are heavy rains in those provinces because of recent tropical depression. Local flash flood are in red. There were two deaths and one missing because of the current flood. The vulnerability of those provinces people are very high. Since they were affected by two recent floods, typhoon in Octobers. The poverty rate remained at from 20% to 60% in 2010 (WB Vietnam poverty report 2012).

Tropical Cyclone,China, People's Republic: At least six people died after Typhoon Haiyan slashed across China's south coast and damaged hundreds of homes.

Tropical Cyclone,Palau: On Friday 7 November at around 4am, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in 2013 made its approach to Palau, its centre passing a mere 7 miles from the northernmost state of Kayangel and approximately 74 miles from the capital Koror. Rated as a Super Typhoon, the winds reached up to 160 mph, combined with heavy rains and storm surges particularly along the western coasts of the small Pacific island nation. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or serious injuries reported, however the impact was felt across 12 of the 16 States.