Super Typhoon Devastates Central Philippines

After one of the worst storms ever recorded hit Philippines killing thousands of people, many are now struggling to survive without food, shelter or clean drinking water.

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A woman weeps as she attends a mass at St. Nino church that was partially damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Nov. 8, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
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A Filipino man prays on a statue of Jesus Christ prior to a Mass at Santo Nino church, which was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.
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Filipino volunteers from the catholic church light up candles to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines during a mass in Hong Kong Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. In Hong Kong, home to about 133,000 Filipinos, volunteers outside one church were collecting food, medicine, blankets and clothing to send to the affected region. Most of those working in the city are low-paid domestic workers.
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Philippines Army soldiers carry the body of a dead civilian collected from the rubble in the devastated town of Tanuan, south of Tacloban on November 15, 2013 in Philippines.
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US Marine Maj. John Orio from San Diego, CA, drinks fresh coconut juice upon landing on Manicani island which was isolated by super typhoon Haiyan Saturday Nov.16, 2013 in Eastern Samar province in central Philippines.
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Search and retrieval teams carry a body bag on November 15, 2013 in Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead.
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Typhoon survivors line up to get fuel from an abandoned filling station Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. Aid has been slow to reach the half-million people displaced by the storm that tore across several islands in eastern Philippines last Friday.
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Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk amid ruins of buildings in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
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A Filipino soldier hands out breads to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
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Survivors watch cemetery workers place the bodies of typhoon victims in a mass grave in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Workers in the typhoon-shattered city buried 100 of its thousands of dead in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the disaster.
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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan walk amid ruins of their homes in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
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Children who say they fled when armed men were seen in their village eat bread while waiting in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Five days after one of the strongest tropical storms on record leveled tens of thousands of houses in the central Philippines, relief operations were only starting to pick up pace, with two more airports in the region reopening, allowing for more aid flights.
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Filipino workers collect dead bodies at typhoon Hayian-hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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Philippine soldiers guard the entry point where survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan wait to be evacuated by aircraft, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction.
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A Filipino man watches his home damaged by Typhoon Hayian in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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A good samaritan, left, hands out biscuits to typhoon survivors as they queue up at Tacloban city airport hoping to be able to board U.S. and Philippine military transport planes Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.
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Survivors rebuild their houses in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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Typhoon survivors camp out at Tacloban city airport hoping to be able to board U.S. and Philippine military transport planes Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.
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Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, three days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city on November 8. The death toll from the super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned on November 10, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. Click through to see more images of the devastation.
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A resident who survived Typhoon Haiyan cries inside a stadium used as an evacuation centre in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on November 10, 2013.
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Members of the U.S. military and Armed Forces of the Philippines carry an injured Filipino onto a KC-130J Super Hercules at Tacloban Air Base, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 11.
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U.S. Marines assist an injured Filipino national off a KC-130J Super Hercules at Vilamore Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 11
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U.S. Marines carry an injured Filipino woman on a stretcher for medical attention, assisted by a Philippine Air Force airman at Vilamore Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 11.
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Residents wheel a family member to the cemetery on November 10, 2013 in Santa Fe, Leyte, Philippines.
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Residents put up a makeshift structure amongst damaged homes in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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Submerged cars sit in flood waters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.
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Residents carry a coffin on November 10, 2013 in Santa Fe, Leyte, Philippines.
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Affected residents wait for relief goods on November 10, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.
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A child stands on top a table in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province.
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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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Residents walk past the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Daanbantayan town, north Cebu, central Philippines.
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Survivors uses a steel roof to carry groceries and supplies in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, are seen Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.
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Survivors pass by two large boats after they were washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.
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A woman mournes her dead son at a chapel in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons on record killed more than 100 people as savage winds and giant waves flattened communities across the Philippines, authorities said on November 9 while corpses lay amid the devastation.
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Tacloban city, devastated by powerful Typhoon Haiyan, is seen in Leyte province, central Philippines Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."
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Bureau of Fire Protection volunteers pack relief goods bound for hard-hit areas of the southern Philippines at a government warehouse on November 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult.
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A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. More than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of a Philippine city smashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said, as soldiers raced to reach many other devastated communities.
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A Philippine flag stands amongst the damage caused after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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Rescue workers carry a woman about to give birth at a makeshift Department of Health (DOH) medical center at the Tacloban airport in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons on record killed more than 100 people as savage winds and giant waves flattened communities across the Philippines, authorities said on November 9 while corpses lay amid the devastation.
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Houses are damaged after powerful typhoon slammed into Tacloban, central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Initial reports say at least 100 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.
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A vehicle lies amidst debris brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines Saturday Nov.9, 2013.
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Typhoon victims queue up for relief goods in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013.
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Bureau of Fire Protection volunteers pack relief goods bound for hard-hit areas of the southern Philippines at a government warehouse on November 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines.
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A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province about 325 miles south of Manila. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces.
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A mother and her children brave heavy rains as they head for an evacuation center amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan pounded Cebu City, in central Philippines.
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Residents sift through the shoreline amidst a storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan at Legazpi city, Albay province about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines Friday Nov. 8, 2013.
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Huge waves brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan hit the shoreline in Legazpi city, Albay province Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces.
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Soldiers make the rounds to enforce the evacuation of residents as powerful typhoon Haiyan hits Legazpi city, Albay province about 325 miles south of Manila.
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Residents stand along a sea wall as high waves pounded them amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila.
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A resident walks past high waves pounding the sea wall amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province.
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A resident runs past an uprooted tree amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan pounded Cebu City, in central Philippines.
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A fisherman secures his wooden fishing boat along the sea wall amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila on November 8, 2013.
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Residents sift through the shoreline amidst a storm surge brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan.
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This is an animation of a Super Typhoon Haiyan. It is barreling toward Southeast Asia. The expected landfall is approximately Nov. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. EDT.
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Residents clear the road after a tree was toppled by strong winds and damaged a van at the onslaught of powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit the island province of Cebu, Philippines Friday. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces.
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Residents living near the slopes of Mayon volcano are evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the powerful typhoon Haiyan that threatened Albay province and several provinces in central Philippines.
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This image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Lab shows Typhoon Haiyan taken by the NEXSAT satellite Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 at 2:30 a.m. EDT.
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The typhoon has reached a perfect 8.0 on the Dvorak Intensity Scale with 190mph winds, the strongest a storm can possibly register on the scale.
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Pictured is a sunset view of Haiyan. Landfall is expected approximately 8 a.m. Friday morning in the Philippines, according to researcher Brian McNoldy at the University of Miami.
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Detailed satellite image of Super Typhoon Haiyan's eye.
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A satellite view of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands of villagers are fleeing their homes.
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An impressive view of the typhoon from space.
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