Nov 7, 2013

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

Tacloban City, Leyte
Philippines
by
Jason Samenow and Brian McNoldy
,
Washington Post
Satellite view of Typhoon Haiyan. Image: Colorado State
Satellite view of Typhoon Haiyan. Image: Colorado State

Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines earlier this evening (early morning in the Philippines). With estimated maximum sustained winds of 195 mph, it is thought to be the strongest storm to ever make landfall anywhere in the world in modern records