Tsunami / Typhoon


Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made an initial landfall in Eastern Samar, Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013. The storm then tracked across the Visayas region, bringing high winds, torrential rain and a storm surge. 

The typhoon is reported to have affected some 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Over 1,200 evacuation centers have been opened, housing more than 330,000 people. An additional 11,200 people are currently staying with host communities. 

Typhoon Haiyan has struck areas which were recently affected by both other storms earlier in the year, as well as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in mid-October. 

Assessments on the full impact of the storm are on-going. 


People affected: 4,300,000 people

American Red Cross assistance to date: two specialists

MAP: Philippines, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclone HAIYAN - European Commission - November 8, 2013

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONSE                      

The American Red Cross has deployed an information management specialist and a relief specialist to support the response operation.



Philippine Red Cross: The Philippine Red Cross has maintained close coordination with disaster authorities, supported preemptive evacuations, and deployed rapid assessment and disaster response teams. 

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: The International Federation1 has released $515,330 to assist the Philippine Red Cross in deploying assessment teams and procuring immediate supplies. A team of three International Federation delegates is participating in rapid multi-sector assessments and has initiated the process of mobilizing further support as needed. 

The information in this report is compiled from a number of sources including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the U.S. Agency for International Development and involved Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies. The American Red Cross strives to provide the most accurate and timely information possible; however, all information should be considered conditional until a final report has been issued. 

Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the typhoons in the Philippines. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.


American Red Cross

Southeast Georgia Chapters

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Savannah, GA  31405

Phone 912.651.5350

Fax       912.651.5316