Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) smashed into the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. In its wake, more than 6,200 individuals perished (actual casualties are likely much higher). Our research team at the University of Colorado Boulder was funded under the National Science Foundation Civil Infrastructure Systems (CiS) and Infrastructure Management in Extreme Events (IMEE) divisions to investigate recovery and reconstruction starting in August 2014.

On the eve of the second anniversary of the strongest storm to ever make landfall, we take a look at some of the numbers behind our study and ongoing recovery efforts.

To download a pdf copy of the infographic please see here.

Yolanda Memorial Monument Tacloban (Photo Credit: Marielle Bacason)


  • Date: November 2015