By Octavia Payne

Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, struck the Leyte islands in early November 2013. Recorded as the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon in modern history, Haiyan left 6,300 fatalities in its wake and another 11 million affected.

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Path of Typhoon Haiyan. Red dots indicate Category 5 classification (winds ≥157 mph, ≥252 km/h) as the storm hits the Leyte islands. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons.

The 2013 Tree Cover Loss data update on Global Forest Watch clearly shows the environmental impact of the destruction.

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The zoomed in map below shows a satellite view of the area of tree cover most affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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BANNER PHOTO: Doppler photo of Typhoon Haiyan. Wikimedia Commons.