Super Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines

By Wire News Sources on November 15, 2013

A Category 5 Super Typhoon named Haiyan struck the Philippines on Thursday, November 7th. Known as Yolanda in the Philippines, the typhoon was a massive storm with winds reaching 190 miles per hour (305 kilometers per hour). That’s equal to a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.

Although the number of causalities has not yet been officially confirmed, it is believed that at least 10,000 people have died.

Learn more about Super Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters in the Philippines at National Geographic News.

On average, 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year. Learn more about the Philippines on National Geographic Kids.

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