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AC360 411:  Typhoon death toll rises
November 15th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

AC360 411: Typhoon death toll rises

The official death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan has topped 3,000.  But that number could rise.  There’s been conflicting reports on the number of people killed in the storm. Anderson will be reporting live from Manila tonight with the latest developments.  We’ll get an update from the shattered city, Tacloban. We’ll also show you how the aid effort is proceeding, eight days after the typhoon hit the island nation. Plus, we’ll have one family’s emotional reunion and much more.  Here’s the AC360 411 on the disaster:

3,631

The official death toll, according to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

12,487

The number of people wounded.

At least 1,179

The number of people missing after the typhoon.

9 million

The number of people affected by the storm.

44

The number of provinces impacted by the typhoon.

55

How many cities in the Philippines are affected by the tragedy.

536

The number of municipalities in the Philippines facing destruction.

Nearly 2 million

The number of people displaced after the typhoon and in need of food.

400,000

How many people are now at evacuation centers.

4 million

The number of children affected by the typhoon, according to the U.N.

40

The number of corpses each five-person team will be required to handle starting Saturday in the Philippines, as part of an effort to identify and bury the dead,  according to the state-run Philippine News Agency.

801

The official death toll in hard-hit Tacloban, but thousands are feared dead in the city.

3,000

The number of Tacloban survivors who were evacuated and arrived in Cebu Friday aboard a Philippine naval ship.

220,000

The population of Tacloban before the storm.

5,500

The size of the U.S. military crew aboard the USS George Washington, which has arrived in Philippine waters. Eight other smaller ships traveled with the aircraft carrier, and together they have 80 aircraft, including 21 helicopters that can deliver supplies to survivors.

300

The number of U.S. Marines already on the ground in the Philippines helping relief efforts.

900

How many additional U.S. Marines are expected to arrive next week aboard the USS Germantown and USS Ashland.

$26+ million

How much money Americans have donated to the relief effort, so far.

15 feet

The height of the storm surge in some places.

195 mph – 235 mph

The sustained winds and how powerful the wind gusts were when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit.

3.5 times

The typhoon winds were more than three times as strong as Hurricane Katrina here in the U.S.

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  1. Courtney & Miriam Young

    We agree that your coverage has been superb. You have indeed shown the pride of the Filipino people. What bravery we witness in such horrific circumstances. We have family in Naval and Bohol though where no news is heard. Can anyone shed a light or let us know what to do to find out?

    November 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
  2. Daisy

    Thank you so much for updating us about philippines typhoon victim. Thank you for helping all victim but there one thing I want to say, I don't trusted philippines government. I'm sure they won't give those relief good to all victim.theres anyway, only international military can distribute to all relief good.

    November 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm |
  3. Haidee C

    I live in Los Angeles but Tacloban is my hometown. I grew up there; I spent my entire childhood there. Thank you for reporting the plight of the survivors of typhoon Haiyan. This tragedy was compounded by the inadequate and incompetent response of the Philippine national government. It is hopefully mitigated significantly by the arrival of foreign aid and relief efforts from private citizens. We are grateful to Anderson Cooper and his CNN team for their honest and accurate reporting from the ground- for calling out the gross misrepresentation of aid provision by President Aquino and Interior Secretary Roxas and for calling out Korina Sanchez's obvious bias and ignorance of the situation. President Aquino seems more intent on saving face than actually feeling shamed by his government's poor response to this terrible situation. I was hoping that this would have at least spurred him to action. Instead, Aquino and Roxas issue more sound bytes with empty platitudes and lousy excuses. We are also grateful to the CNN news team for honoring the dignity and strength of the Filipino people, and for giving us much needed hope during these trying times. Thank you, Anderson Cooper and crew. Please stay safe.

    November 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm |
  4. Mernice

    Hopefully, the funds we have sent won't be given to the government to control, but, maybe, to the churches to help their people in all the different needed neighborhoods. These people that are from there may be able to suggest what to do with these resources that are coming to this country.

    November 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm |

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