The strongest typhoon ever recorded on Earth, Super Typhoon Haiyan, is making its way through the Philippines — displacing millions of people and leaving disastrous damage in its wake.
"There have been some fatalities reported, three. However, these appear to be storm-related and outside of the main swath of the storm. Power is out in most of the 36 areas." (Via EUMETSAT)
"It hit the Philippines in an area known as Guijan. It is still packing winds of 195 miles an hour, with gusts of 235 miles an hour." (Via KGO)
"When you have winds this strong, anemometers that record winds at the surface pretty much break from that kind of wind." (Via CNN)
Haiyan is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. In addition to the powerful wind, the threats from the super typhoon include heavy rain, flooding and mudslides. (Via BBC)
The country's president has warned of 6-meter-high waves in many coastal areas and says the country has air force planes, helicopters and ships on standby.
He went on to say, "No storm can bring a united Filipino people to its knees." (Via Voice of America)
The Philippines are no stranger to strong storms. Experts say the island nation experiences about 20 cyclones a year. (Via Businessweek)
Super Typhoon Haiyan is projected to continue through the area, cross the ocean, and hit Vietnam as a Category 3 hurricane. It's expected to miss the Philippines' capital, Manila. (Via NOAA)