Typhoon hits Philippines, heads toward other parts of Asia

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (IMB) — Super Typhoon Haiyan, with sustained winds of 195 miles an hour and gusts reaching 235 miles per hour, make it the strongest recorded storm in the world, CNN reports. Called Yolanda in the Philippines, the typhoon is a Category 5 typhoon. Twenty-five million live in the storm’s trajectory, which swept through the central Philippines, hitting the island of Leyte around 5 a.m., local time, Nov. 8.

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