On Friday November 8th, Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. It had sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph, and made landfall as the most powerful typhoon in human history. It had storm surges greater than 16 feet high. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it's realistic to estimate that 10,000 people may have died nationally Many areas in the western Philippines are currently unable to evaluate casualties because these areas are inaccessible. The damages were compounded as an earthquake that hit the Philippine island of Bohol was hit by an magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit just 3 weeks prior that killed 222 people and displaced 270,000 people that were living without shelter. (CNN, TODAY, Telegraph)
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What can you do to help?
Donate to various non-profit agencies that are helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: