The numbers are unreal. Sustained winds of 195 mph. Gusts to 235 mph. It's not Hollywood, it's an actual storm — a Super Typhoon — that was bearing down on the Philippines with strength mankind rarely sees.

(CNN) — Hundreds of flights were grounded Friday in the Philippines, where Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the morning. Referred to locally as Typhoon Yolanda, the monster storm is one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. Haiyan was 

(CNN) — Powered by ferocious winds, the fast-moving Super Typhoon Haiyan swept Friday through the Philippines, a country of more than 92 million people all too familiar with destructive storms. In the Philippines, they're calling it Super Typhoon Yolanda.

By FLOYD WHALEY. Published: November 8, 2013. MANILA — A powerful typhoon ripped through the Philippines on Friday, killing more than 100 people in a city on Leyte Island, a Civil Aviation Authority official said on Saturday.

The powerful storm named Super Typhoon Haiyan (or Super Typhoon Yolanda, as it is referred to within the Philippines) hit the central islands of the Philippines on Friday, with reported wind speeds of 190 to 195 miles per 


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