Super Typhoon Haiyan caused mass devastation across the central Phillippines in the early morning of Friday, November 8. It began its path at 4:30am, through Samar and barreled into four other Philippine islands while moving across the archipelago.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has announced that at least three people were killed with seven injured, though the casualty toll is predicted to rise as aid workers reach affected areas. Fortunately, evacuation centers were provided, where some 125,000 took refuge.
It is being reported that with sustained winds of 195 mph and guests as strong as 235 mph, Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in history. “About 90% of the infrastructure and establishments were heavily damaged,” Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine National Red Cross, told CNNI.
As aid workers reach areas of devastation, more information will become available about the damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
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