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Super Typhoon Yolanda Recap

8 Nov

The worst over for the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code: Haiyan) came earlier than expected and exited faster than expected. The rapid acceleration of super typhoon helped minimize what could have been catastrophic damages in several areas in the country. The typhoon did extensive damage but it was mostly limited to areas where it made landfall. Early preparations were also a key in reducing the of life caused by the Category 5 typhoon.

Here is the recap of the hourly tracking made by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration:

 

Time Coordinates Position
09:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.6°N, 116.3°E 515 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
08:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.5°N, 116.6°E 484 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
07:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.5°N, 116.8°E 462 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
06:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.5°N, 117.0°E 440 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
05:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.5°N, 117.2°E 420 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
04:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.4°N, 117.3°E 405 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
03:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.4°N, 117.7°E 360 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
02:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.4°N, 118.2°E 310 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
01:00 AM
09 November 2013
12.4°N, 118.7°E 165 km West Northwest of Coron,Palawan
12:00 MN
09 November 2013
12.2°N, 119.3°E 100 km West Northwest of Coron,Palawan
11:00 PM
08 November 2013
12.1°N, 119.7°E 55 km West Northwest of Coron,Palawan
10:00 PM
08 November 2013
12.0°N, 119.9°E 30 km West of Coron,Palawan
09:00 PM
08 November 2013
12.0°N, 120.3°E vicinity of Busuanga, Palawan
08:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.8°N, 120.6°E vicinity of Busuanga, Palawan
07:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.7°N, 120.9°E 202 km west of Roxas City
06:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.6°N, 121.4°E 147 km west of Roxas City
05:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.6°N, 121.5°E 136 km west of Roxas City
04:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.4°N, 121.7°E 115 km west of Roxas City or
over the water off the western coast of Antique
03:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.3°N, 121.9°E 15km offshore of Tibiao, Antique
02:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.3°N, 122.4°E vicinity of Tapaz, Capiz
01:00 PM
08 November 2013
11.3°N, 122.8°E vicinity of Cuartero, Capiz
12:00 NN
08 November 2013
11.2°N, 123.2°E over the vicinity of Concepcion, Iloilo
11:00 AM
08 November 2013
11.2°N, 123.6°E 15km west of Bantayan Island, Cebu
10:00 AM
08 November 2013
11.2°N, 124.1°E Daanbantayan, Cebu
09:00 AM
08 November 2013
11.0°N, 124.4°E Western Coast Of Palompon, Leyte
08:00 AM
08 November 2013
11.0°N, 124.7°E at the vicinity of Ormoc City, Leyte
07:00 AM
08 November 2013
11.0°N, 125.1°E Talosa,Leyte
06:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.9°N, 125.4°E 35 km West of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
05:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.8°N, 125.8°E in the vicinity of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
04:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.8°N, 126.2°E 62 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
03:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.7°N, 126.5°E 90 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
02:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.6°N, 126.9°E 135 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
01:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.5°N, 127.2°E 170 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
12:00 AM
08 November 2013
10.5°N, 127.6°E 210 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
11:00 PM
07 November 2013
10.4°N, 127.9°E 250 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
10:00 PM
07 November 2013
10.3°N, 128.3°E 290 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
9:00 PM
07 November 2013
10.2°N, 128.7°E 338 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
8:00 PM
07 November 2013
10.1°N, 129.1°E 384 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
6:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.9°N, 129.7°E 453 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
5:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.9°N, 130.1°E 596 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
4:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.7°N, 130.5°E 543 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
3:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.5°N, 130.7°E 571 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
2:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.3°N, 131.1°E 622 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
1:00 PM
07 November 2013
9.2°N, 131.3°E 644 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
12:00 NN
07 November 2013
9.1°N, 131.6°E 679 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
11:00 AM
07 November 2013
9.0°N, 131.9°E 714 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
10:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.9°N, 132.1°E 637 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur or
738 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
9:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.8°N, 132.5°E 680 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
8:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.6°N, 132.8°E 712 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
7:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.5°N, 133.1°E 745 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
6:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.6°N, 133.3°E 767 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
5:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.5°N, 133.6°E 797 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
4:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.4°N, 133.8°E 822 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
3:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.3°N, 134.0°E 844 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
2:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.3°N, 134.4°E 888 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
1:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.3°N, 134.6°E 910 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
12:00 AM
07 November 2013
8.2°N, 134.9°E 943 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
11:00 PM
06 November 2013
8.1°N, 135.2°E 977 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
10:00 PM
06 November 2013
8.1°N, 135.5°E 1,110 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
8:00 PM
06 November 2013
7.9°N, 136.2°E 1,088 km East of Mindanao

 

Super Typhoon Yolanda made 6 landfalls.  First in Guiuan, Samar at 4:40 am then it moved to Talosa, Leyte then to Daanbntayan, Cebu then to Bantayan Island then to Concepcion, Ilo-Ilo then to Busuanga, Palawan.  There was a total blackout in the Visayas at the height of the storm.  Power was restored by late afternoon in some areas while many affected areas have no electricity as of the moment.  Telecommunications was also greatly affected as some areas are still hard to reach via mobile phone as of the moment. Thirteen airports suspended operations yesterday, cancelling 118 domestic flights. Based on the report of the NDRRMC, a total of 3,398 passengers, 76 sea vessels, 8 motorized bancas, and 743 rolling cargoes are stranded in the different ports of the country.  There were 800,000 evacuees in the 37 provinces affected by the typhoon.

In Metro Cebu, the typhoon caused minimal damaged to structures. Several trees have been uprooted while some establishments had broken windows. The Fuente Osmena Christmas Tree was toppled by the winds. Power was lost during the height of the typhoon. It was slowly getting restored by late afternoon Friday although some areas have no power until now.  For the residents of Metro Cebu, the typhoon was not as strong as the 1990 howler Ruping that caused massive damage.  Metro Cebu was only in the inner rainbands of the typhoon which means that it did not experience full brunt of the world’s strongest storm in 2013.  Mall operations are back today and the weather is pretty fair.

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The track of Yolanda (Haiyan)

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