31 Devastating Images Of Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction

The category 5 typhoon was one of the strongest storms in recorded history.

Updated — Nov. 10, 9:55 a.m. ET

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1. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall, devastated the central Philippines on Nov. 9. As many as 10,000 are feared dead, according to some reports.

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An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.

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A survivor walks amid the debris of houses destroyed in Tacloban.

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Debris hang on a basketball post near thousands of houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.

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Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged in Tacloban.

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Thousands of homes were destroyed in Tacloban.

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A mother takes refuge with her children in Cebu city on Nov. 8.

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A collapsed building is seen after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the city of Tacloban.

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A father looks at his daughter’s body inside a chapel.

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Overturned vehicles are seen outside a damaged airport.

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Survivors wait for medical assistance.

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An aerial view shows damaged houses in the central Philippines.

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A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after the typhoon.

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A woman stands amid the devastation in Tacloban.

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Residents fetch water from an artesian well.

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A mother and her son walk under damaged electric cables. The massive storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.

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Residents look at bodies wrapped in blankets inside a damaged chapel.

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Survivors assess the damage from the Category 5 typhoon.

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A view inside a damaged airport.

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Debris litters a damaged airport in Tacloban.

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Survivors carry a person killed in the storm.

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The damaged control tower of Tacloban airport is seen after the typhoon.

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Residents look at the damaged village hall in Janiuay, in Iloilo province.

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Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter.

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Residents wait near Tacloban’s damaged airport for relief goods on Nov. 9.

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Many houses near an airport were demolished.

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Residents pull relief goods by dead bodies in the street.

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A survivor carries relief goods among the devastation in Tacloban.

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Residents recover the body of a victim.

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Survivors sift through the rubble of their damaged house.

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In this image from ABS-CBN video, residents wade through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Mindoro, Philippines.

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Residents sit on a curb outside their damaged house.

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