Typhoon Continues to Destroy by Kiera

On the 8th of November this year, the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Haiyan. The Philippine capital, Manila, was at the centre of the disaster, being the most effected throughout the Philippines.      

     It hit with such vengeance, the wind speeds hitting as high as 190 miles per hour and causing irreparable damage throughout the Philippines. With more than 23,000 people injured, 1,611 missing and the death toll exceeding 5,200, Typhoon Haiyan, Yolanda in the Philippines, is one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

     The typhoon, being the one of the strongest storms recorded, caused endless and irrevocable damage. Millions of dollars worth of crops and infrastructure was destroyed by the typhoon. Half a million homes in the path of the typhoon were crushed beyond recognition and affected over 10 million people in the Philippines.         
It is clear to see that this damage is not all reparable. Most of the damage occurred in the hearts of the families of the dead and the missing, and memories of this horrifying event will never cease to exist.

     As a result of all the damage, food shortages occurred. Many people started to starve and in response, other countries, including Britain, sent over food in cargo planes along with tents, First Aid kits, blankets and bikes to travel along the rough surface easily.

    Despite all of the damage, hunger and mortality, the Philippines are starting to come back together; streets are being cleared of debris, one of the main hospitals in Manila is close to starting up again and with all of the extra supplies and support from other countries, the people of the Philippines are recovering from Typhoon Haiyan. It shows the strength, courage and resilience of the people affected that will help the country get back on its feet once more.

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