November 2013 global catastrophe recap - Impact forecasting

The report reveals that Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines as one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, killing at least 5,719 people and injuring 26,233 others, with 1,779 people declared missing.

Total economic losses - including damage and reconstruction costs - were estimated at PHP250 billion (USD5.8 billion), while insured losses were expected to reach the hundreds of millions of dollars (USD).

Elsewhere, a major severe weather outbreak hit the US Midwest, whilst flash floods wreaked havoc in Sardinia.

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