HurricaneBill wrote:One thing that surprises me is that Haiyan trails Bopha as the costliest typhoon to strike the Philippines.
Haiyan: PHP 36.7 billion (US $827 million)
Bopha: PHP 42.2 billion (US $1.04 billion)
That's wrong by a enormous amount, its over 13 Billion USD. This value comes from the Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report.
Philippines, Super Typhoon Haiyan, $13 billion. Previous record: $2.2 billion, August 2013 floods near Manila.
Haiyan killed over 7,700 people and did at least $13 billion in damage, making it the costliest and deadliest disaster in Philippine history, and Earth's deadliest natural disaster of 2013.
Link: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMa ... rynum=2612