Little Preparation for a Great Disaster

Inter Press Service: Despite the government's early warnings and evacuation of up to 800,000 people from vulnerable areas, the category 5 -- the highest level -- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda to Filipinos) has left some communities and coastal zones in the central Philippine islands of Visayas in complete ruins. Widely characterised as history's strongest-ever typhoon, Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8, slightly weakening before claiming the lives of thousands of people and inflicting severe economic damage......

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