Typhoon Yolanda Although the Philippines is constantly under pressure from heavy rainfall, this year the Super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was one of the strongest recorded tropical cyclones in history to make landfall.  With sustained winds of up to 295 kph, Yolanda was considered to be a category 5 hurricane and has affected an estimated 12.9 million people in the Philippines (source: UNICEF). The destruction Read full article »