Typhoon “Yolanda” AKA “Haiyan” hits Philippines as world’s most intense typhoon

The Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Yolanda, also known as, Typhoon Haiyan starting local time early morning on November 8th, 2013

News articles from ABS-CBN Interactive reveal the situation although at the time of writing their website was being overloaded with “concurrent requests”.

World’s strongest typhoon brings devastation 

By Manuel Mogato and Rosemarie Francisco, Reuters

Posted at 11/08/2013 5:14 PM | Updated as of 11/08/2013 9:21 PM
* Yolanda (Haiyan) potentially strongest typhoon ever to make landfall
* Wind gust of about 300 kph (186 mph), whips up giant waves
* More than a million flee, take refuge in shelters

MANILA (UPDATED) – The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties.

Yolanda (international name Haiyan), a category-5 super typhoon, scoured the northern tip of Cebu province and headed northwest towards Boracay island, both tourist destinations, after lashing the central islands of Leyte and Samar with 275-kph (170 mph) wind gusts and 5-6 metre (15-19 ft) waves.

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CAAP suspends airport operations due to ‘Yolanda
Super typhoon “Yolanda” has prompted the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to suspend airport operations. — ANC Top Story, November 8, 2013
From Cebu Daily News:


1 day ago (7 Nov 2013, 11:11pm)

RICE, canned food, noodles, bottled water, bread, candles and flashlights.

These are what 47-year old bank employee Stella Capares placed in her shopping basket as she joined shoppers who thronged grocery stores since Tuesday evening.

People also lined up to withdraw money from ATMs in Cebu Business Park.

“They ran out of cash, this is the fourth ATM machine I tried to withdraw from,”

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