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STAR-TIDES - Typhoon Haiyan Update (As of 15 November 2013)

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The strength of STAR-TIDES is in its knowledge-sharing rather than as an operations center or a logistics hub.   We would like to do what is most useful in providing reach-back support.  Below are the latest updates from 4 broad areas (Equipment, Communications, Coordination, and Documentation):

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Ravaged by Typhoon, Philippines Faces Threat of Serious Diseases

      

A corpse was carried on Thursday to a mass grave in Tacloban, the city of 220,000 that was flattened by the storm that made landfall a week ago. The number of dead still remains uncertain.  Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

nytimes.com - by Rick Gladstone - November 14, 2013

The aftermath of the Philippines typhoon is now threatening the country with outbreaks of debilitating and potentially fatal diseases, including some thought to have been nearly eradicated, because of a collapse in sanitation, shortages of fresh water and the inability of emergency health teams to respond quickly in the week since the storm struck, doctors and medical officials said Thursday.

Illnesses including cholera, hepatitis, malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever, bacterial dysentery and others that thrive in tropical, fetid environments, where sewage and water supplies intermingle, could form what doctors fear is the disaster’s second wave.

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General Asks for U.S. Warships in Typhoon Relief

      

U.S. Marine Corps aircraft arrive at Villamor Airbase in Manila, Philippines, to deliver humanitarian aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Monday, November 11.

cnn.com - by Barbara Starr - November 12, 2013

Washington (CNN) -- The hundreds of thousands of typhoon victims in the Philippines need help, and they need it now, the U.S. Marine Corps general in charge of the U.S. military relief effort says. . .

. . . While U.S. Marines are on the ground providing aid and more U.S. military help has been dispatched, Kennedy said more help is urgently needed.

"The rest of the world needs to get mobilized, the rest of the donor community," he told NBC News. "A week from now will be too late. "

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Struggling to Cope — Haiyan’s Aftermath: Live Blog

      

A young survivor rests on a pedicab surrounded by debris caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on Nov. 11, 2013  NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

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world.time.com - by Time Staff - November 12, 2013

Five days after the world’s strongest typhoon to date wreaked havoc across the Philippine archipelago, the extent of the damage wrought by Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda) is just starting to become known. TIME will continue to update this page with the latest information about ongoing relief efforts and stories from affected areas. Times given are U.S. Eastern time.

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Why the Philippines Wasn’t Ready for Typhoon Haiyan

      

Destruction in the Philippines' Leyte province. (Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau via Getty Images)

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washingtonpost.com - by Max Fisher - November 11, 2013

The typhoon that tore through the Philippines on Friday threw the country into such turmoil that, days later, public officials are reporting wildly different death tolls. The government disaster relief agency announced 229 killed, the army reported 942 and local officials in the devastated provence of Leyte went as high as 10,000. But none are much more than estimates, given that emergency workers still can't reach some of the worst-affected areas.

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Republic of the Philippines - Official Gazette - Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Updates - Crisis and Relief Map

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Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is one of the strongest storms to hit the Philippines. Click on the link below for updates from the Republic of the Philippines Official Gazette.

http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/

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GIS Corps - URISA - Philippines Typhoon Online Maps


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The following crisis maps are powered by MicroMappers, and developed by ESRI and GISCorps volunteers. The request for volunteers is made by the UNOCHA to DHNetwork. GISCorps is a member of DHNetwork.

CLICK HERE - GIS Corps - URISA - Philippines Typhoon Online Maps

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Typhoon Haiyan: In Hard-Hit Tacloban

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cnn.com - by Andrew Stevens and Paula Hancocks - November 10, 2013

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appears to have escaped damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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