Along with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, Supertyphoon Haiyan has entered history as a great and vastly destructive storm. In terms of its power, it was the strongest storm every recorded. It crossed the central Philippines, leaving in its wake catastrophic damage and at least 10,000 people dead. The destruction of homes, buildings and physical infrastructure means that millions of people have been left stranded in its wake, and in most of the country, power failures, road blockages and other damage are both impeding rescuers and preventing survivors from leaving stricken areas.
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