Nov 13, 2013

8 maps that explain why Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines so hard

Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Tacloban City, Leyte
Philippines
by
Max Fisher
,
Washington Post
The path taken by Typhoon Haiyan. Image: Maps of World
The path taken by Typhoon Haiyan. Image: Maps of World

A week after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, the country's crisis is far from over, with perhaps thousands of dead still be counted, tens or hundreds of thousands of people displaced and basic services, including access to food, shut down in many areas. To help convey how and why the storm was so bad, here is a series of eight maps on Haiyan, its impact and the Philippines' crisis.