If the death toll is confirmed, officials say Haiyan will be the deadliest natural catastrophe on record in the Philippines, topping the deadliest disaster to date, which is the 1976 magnitude-7.9 earthquake that triggered a tsunami in the Moro Gulf in the Philippines and killed 5,791 people.
Here’s a look at the figures that you need to know.
People affected: 9.7 million
Feared dead in Philippines: 10,000 or more
Confirmed deaths: Nearly 1,000, according to Philippine military
Provinces impacted: 41 of 80 in the Philippines
Evacuations before typhoon: 800,000 people
Islands that make up the Philippines: 7,000
Population of Philippines: 96 million
Population of Vietnam: 92 million
Wind speed of storm: 150 mph in Philippines; 75 mph as Haiyan made way across Vietnam border into China’s Guanxi province
Rainfall in Vietnam: Up to 12 inches in some areas during storm
Vietnamese moved to safety: 800,000 in 11 central provinces
Storms to hit Vietnam this year: 15
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