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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines in November 2013 with winds of up to 190 mph (305 kph). At least 10,000 people died in one Philippine province alone.

State media: China ‘should help typhoon-ravaged Philippines despite row’

China should put aside its territorial dispute with the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, state-run media said on Tuesday, adding that doing so was in Beijing’s best interests. China, the world's second largest economy, has offered to give the Philippines US$100,000 (HK$775,000) for relief efforts, substantially less than other countries. 

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 6:25pm 107 comments

Storm watch: Weather patterns in the western Pacific over the past five years

Is it a depression, a storm or a typhoon? It all depends on the strength of the wind. Here we analyse these weather patterns in the western Pacific over the past five years, including Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has just devastated the Philippines.

26 Nov 2013 - 10:45am

In face of disaster, let Hong Kong's kindness prevail

The Philippines, no stranger to the awesome power of nature to wreak death and devastation, has suffered its worst recorded natural disaster. So extensive is the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, so catastrophic the loss of life, that the full extent may not be known for days as rescue and relief teams battle to restore full communications with flattened communities in the stricken centre of the Philippine archipelago.

12 Nov 2013 - 4:23am 21 comments

Citi donates commissions to Philippine Red Cross

Citi has responded swiftly to the disaster in the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan. All Citi's commissions from sales and trading in the Asean region tomorrow will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross - so that would be a good day to trade with Citi. In addition, the Citi Foundation has pledged a US$250,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross Pacific Typhoon Fund to support relief and recovery efforts in the communities affected by Haiyan.

12 Nov 2013 - 4:57am 4 comments

RTHK crew feared for their lives as Super Typhoon Haiyan raged

Holed up in Tacloban's solid concrete city hall building, Hong Kong documentary filmmaker Leslie Ng thought he was safe from the devastation outside.

12 Nov 2013 - 10:46am 3 comments

There was nowhere to hide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Philippine authorities were sure they had done enough to prevent mass casualties from Super Typhoon Haiyan, but with 10,000 people feared dead experts say parts of the country may be helpless against relentless storms.

12 Nov 2013 - 2:28am 3 comments

Hong Kong Filipinos desperately seek word from loved ones after typhoon strikes

Filipinos in Hong Kong are seeking word from loved ones in their homeland and praying for missing and displaced family after a super typhoon swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people.

11 Nov 2013 - 7:33pm

'Miracle' baby named after granny washed away by typhoon Haiyan

Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a “miracle” girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.

12 Nov 2013 - 1:56am

Philippines struggles to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on Monday after a super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country’s worst natural disaster.

11 Nov 2013 - 12:30pm

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam early on Monday, meteorologists said, days after it left thousands feared dead and widespread devastation in the Philippines.

The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) said in an update at 9pm the storm “is currently making landfall” approximately 160 kilometres east south-east of the capital Hanoi.

11 Nov 2013 - 5:42pm

In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation

Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.

11 Nov 2013 - 10:02am

US dispatches aid to Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan kills at least 10,000

The United States rushed assistance to the Philippines after a typhoon killed at least 10,000 people and will provide additional aid if it is needed, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.

Obama said America “is already providing significant humanitarian assistance and we stand ready to further assist the (Philippines) government’s relief and recovery efforts.”

11 Nov 2013 - 5:39pm

Filipinos in Hong Kong collect money and food to help Haiyan's victims

Filipinos in Hong Kong are racing against time to raise money and collect daily necessities for families and friends affected by Severe Typhoon Haiyan.

11 Nov 2013 - 3:24pm 6 comments

Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

Already filled with despair at the soaring death toll from possibly the Philippines' worst recorded natural disaster, people in communities ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan are becoming increasingly desperate for food.

11 Nov 2013 - 10:02am 1 comment

China on high alert as Typhoon Haiyan leaves six missing

China announced on Sunday its highest alert for Typhoon Haiyan as six crew members of a cargo boat were reported missing.

The China Meteorological Administration hoisted the “red” signal, the highest in its four-tier warning system, as the typhoon brushed the southern island province of Hainan.

10 Nov 2013 - 7:11pm 1 comment