In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
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Officials: 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines
The death toll in the Philippine city Tacloban could top reach 10,000 following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a senior police official said.
Elmer Soria, regional police chief, said he was told by the Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla that there approximately 10,000 deaths on the island from collapsed buildings and floods.
Photo: A resident walks by remains of houses after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city on Nov. 9. (Aaron Favila / AP)
As we go on with our Saturday night many in the Philippines are suffering and beginning to rebuild. I pray for those lost and for a quick recovery to the nation. God bless them all.