Unite for a Stronger Philippines

Last November 8, super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoon ever recorded, hit the Philippines, destroyed homes, flooded provinces, and left thousands of people displaced and dead. Filipinos did not expect the adverse effect of storm surge brought by Yolanda, so a lot were caught unaware by the sudden rush of seawater from the coast of Leyte. Weather officials said ‘Yolanda’ had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, ‘Yolanda’ would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S., Read More …