WorldView-2 Satellite Images Before and After Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines
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WorldView-2 Satellite Images (0.5m) – Before and After Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines shows Typhoon Haiyan’s path of destruction causing widespread devastation when it struck the Philippines on November 7, 2013. With maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 km/h) and a storm surge of 20 feet, the typhoon is among the strongest ever to make landfall.
Military, government and international relief agencies are trying to get emergency aid to the worst-hit areas but rescue efforts have been difficult due to damage to roads and airports.
An estimate of up to 10,000 or more people have died in Tacloban city and elsewhere with hundreds of thousands of people displaced seeking for food and water and running out of time.