Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, predicted to be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall, is battering central Philippines with sustained winds of 314 km/h (195 mph).

Authorities have warned that more than 12 million people are at risk from the Category Five storm, including in Cebu, the country’s second largest city.

The extent of the damage remains unclear with authorities saying phone lines are down in many areas.

Haiyan, the Philippines’ 25th typhoon this year, is expected to miss Manila, although the capital may get heavy rain and winds and had been put on low-level alert. It is also expected to lessen by Saturday as it moves towards the South China Sea, where Vietnam, Laos and China are in its path.

McLarens has activated a CAT Team of engineers and surveyors for the region and are committed to providing an immediate response to all instructions arising from this event.

Organizations with interests in the impacted areas may contact their regular McLarens representative, or the McLarens CAT Coordinators listed below, to place instructions or loss reports.


Paul Fair | McLarens

Regional Loss Adjuster

Unit 2007, 88 Corporate Center

Sedeno cor, Valero Street

Salcedo Village, Makati City


+63 (2) 889 4696 | office

+852 91212329 | mobile


Simon Stacey ACII ACILA | McLarens

Country Manager

4 Robinson Road

#03-01 The House of Eden

Singapore 048543

+65 6224 9466 | office

+65 9127 8332 | mobile

+65 6224-1103 | fax