Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:36:47 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 30 2014 12:44:33 PM CDT

The death toll of this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 5,209. Learn more about the devastating typhoon.

Haiyan damage, Ormoc
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At the time of landfall, sustained winds were clocked at 195 mph winds with 235 mph gusts -- the equivalent of a strong Category 5 hurricane.

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