The Naval Postgraduate School & The U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Typhoon Haiyan: Information and Resources for Emergency Response

The recent typhoon in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, or known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, has sparked the mobilization of emergency and relief efforts across the globe. Formed on November 3, 2013 several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Micronesia, the storm is on record as the Philippines' second-deadliest typhoon. The typhoon made landfall in the country a total of five times before it emerged in the South China Sea and dissipated after striking northern Vietnam on November 10.  Fatalities thus far have totaled approximately 4,460 people, rates which are more than double those of Hurricane Katrina (1833 fatalities in 2005). Those affected and displaced, however, run into the millions.

The international response following the typhoon has been rapid and widespread. Relief webpages have been created by both governmental and nongovernmental organizations in an effort to provide information and resources for emergency response efforts. The following are just a few of the sites offering helpful resources: