Super typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines

Source: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:30 PM
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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One of the strongest storms ever recorded, super typhoon Haiyan, killed at least 10,000 people when it struck the Philippines in November 2013.

  • Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu Province, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of the super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Charlie Saceda (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • Residents clear the road of a fallen electric post after Typhoon Haiyan hit Daanbantayan town in Cebu Province, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of the super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Charlie Saceda (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

  • Residents hang clothes on wires from a fallen electric post after super Typhoon Haiyan hit Daanbantayan town in Cebu Province, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of the super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Charlie Saceda (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • A man carries water as he walks on a flooded street during nightfall after the Super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, as relief workers struggled to reach victims of a super typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people in the central Philippines. REUTERS/Edgar Su (PHILPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • A family looks out of a destroyed window in their home after the Super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, as relief workers struggled to reach victims of a super typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people in the central Philippines. REUTERS/Edgar Su (PHILPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • Residents rush to a military helicopter to get food packs during a relief distribution after super typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo province, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Leo Solinap (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • An aerial view of a fishing village in Guiwan town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • A typhoon survivor cries while she and her sick baby (not pictured) are evacuated by a military helicopter from Guiwan, Samar, that was among those areas battered by super Typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • Residents share a power outlet to charge their mobile phones after super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

  • Residents cover their noses as they walk past devastated houses after super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)