Nov. 22, 2014 talk described recovery from Typhoon Haiyan

Dr. Joyce Johnson, FN 03, discussed the July 2014 Flag Expedition to Tacloban, Philippines by her and her son, James A. Calderwood, Jr. , at the ECWG’s Cosmos Club dinner on Nov. 22. The talk, was a joint event with the Circumnavigators Club.

Johnson and Calderwood with the Explorers Club expedition flag

Tacloban was the area worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. This typhoon was one of the strongest ever recorded. Its winds and storm surge killed more than 6,000 people.

A strong theme throughout her talk was the amazing resilience of the Philippine people.

Her primary focus was the Camotes Islands, though she also described what she and Calderwood saw in Tacloban. From these activities she gained an understanding of the impact the typhoon had on these The Flag Expedition documented the progress made since the typhoon hit.

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