Massive response effort underway in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Java Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cambodia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lexington Park--California--Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD Region, United States

    55 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    49 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dalton, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Yuba City, California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Blue Ridge Fire), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Silverado Fire), California, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Grand County (East Troublesome Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Crescent City (Slater and Devil Fires), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Depression - Atsani

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Piggott, AR Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cassville, MO Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Zeta

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mobile, AL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fort Leonard Wood, MO Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Antananarivo - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ambatondrazaka, Toamasina - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Chattanooga, TN--GA Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Typhoon - Goni

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Newport, TN Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Shetland Islands

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Shetland Islands

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 35 km W of Rauco, Chile

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Easter Island region

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - South Shetland Islands

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Karnataka, India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Greece

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 63 km N of La Serena, Chile

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 56 km WSW of Changuillo, Peru

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 65 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 123 km NNE of Atka, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southwestern Ethiopia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Laos

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sudan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - North Cotabato, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Guimbal, Philippines

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bagerhat, Bangladesh

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Jamaica

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 weeks ago WARNING

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November 15, 2013

Destruction caused by Super Typoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has galvanized the international community in a massive disaster response operation with many logistical issues. Despite the influx of humanitarian assistance, blocked roads and destroyed infrastructure have made it challenging to reach the hardest hit areas. The extensive damage has slowed the assessment and debris removal process delaying the movement of aid.

As of November 16 at 8:00 am, local time, the Philippine’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed 3,633 deaths and over 9 million people affected by the cyclone. The widespread devastation is making confirming casualties difficult. Latest United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) situation reports estimate 12.9 million people affected and 1.9 million displaced.

Joining the international response teams, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) is deploying to the Philippines in support of the Rapid Technology Assessment Team (RTAT). RTAT is part of the U.N. Emergency Telecommunications Cluster and is attached to the U.S. 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3rd MEB). Team members include representatives from the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) J6, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

To aid the communities involved in the relief and response efforts, PDC is currently developing damage maps based on official updates from the Philippines NDRRMC. Many of these maps are widely disseminated to the humanitarian community by ReliefWeb, a service provided by the UN-OCHA and is being shared through social media and via PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform.

Satellite imagery is being made available, as part of the International Charter, a global collaboration to provide rapid access to satellite data for natural and technological disasters. PDC has been designated as the project manager for the Philippines charter activation.

In addition, the Hawaii National Guard (HING) is the Philippines’ state partner through the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). PDC has been providing direct support to HING, as well as the Oregon National Guard, who is state partners with Vietnam, which was also impacted by the typhoon.

PDC activated before the storm made landfall, taking steps to increase the overall situational awareness of the potential impact of Haiyan. The Center has remained actively involved with U.S. and Philippine responding agencies, civil and military, as well as with international humanitarian organizations. PDC will continue to support response agencies as this disaster unfolds. If you are an emergency manager, and would like access to DisasterAWARE through EMOPS, click here for more information.

To find out more information on response to Typhoon Haiyan, visit some other directly supported agencies:
•  US Aid for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Affairs (USAID OFDA), UN World Food Programme (WFP), ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), the US Embassy in Manila, Vietnam Disaster Management Center, US Department of State, the Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM; National Geospatial Intelligence Agency-NGA), US Northern Command (US NORTHCOM), US Army Pacific (USARPAC), US Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Office Division (USACE POD), and the Center for Excellence in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management (CfE).

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