Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda)
Catastrophe in Philippines after killer storm.
The powerful storm that swept across the Philippines on Friday, 8 November 2013 has left a trail of massive destruction.
Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – struck the central Philippines on Friday, 8 November 2013 with winds of up to 235 kph, forcing millions of people to take refuge in emergency shelters.
It was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall and cut a path of destruction through several central islands. Unconfirmed early estimates are of as many as 10,000 dead in one province alone.
The typhoon has hit some of the same areas that were devastated by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last month.