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Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever seen, hit the Philippines with record force

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines at 4am local time today with winds near 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded world history, according to satellite estimates. That astounding claim will need to be verified by actual measurements at ground level, …

Super typhoon Haiyan hits Category 5, an extremely serious threat to Philippines

By Jason Samenow<p>Jason Samenow<p>Editor and writer covering weather and climate<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The western Pacific storm Haiyan has intensified without interruption since Sunday and is now a dangerous Category 5 super typhoon, with maximum sustained winds exceeding 160 mph. It is on a path due west, …

This Immense Super Typhoon Is Heading Straight For The Philippines

With centre winds of 215 kph (133 mph) and gusts of up to 250 kph, typhoon Haiyan, rated a category-five storm, the most severe, was moving west northwest at 30 kph in the Pacific Ocean. It was expected to make landfall at mid-day on Friday between the central islands of Samar and Leyte.<p>"I have …

Philippines Braces for Wrath of Supertyphoon Haiyan

Schools have been closed and mass evacuations are on the way in areas prone to landslide and flooding along the central-eastern coast of the …

The Biggest Storm in the World This Year Is Headed for the Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan, likely the strongest storm to form on the planet this year, is heading toward a Friday morning landfall in the Philippines, …

Super typhoon Haiyan closes in on the Philippines

Fishing boats are being called in and ferry services grounded as the Philippines braces for the arrival of super typhoon Haiyan.<p>Fire crews are warning residents of the dangers. Thousands of villagers have fled their homes.<p>Set to make landfall on Friday, the category five storm is due to hit central …