This is such a horrible tragedy — and it might not even be over!
The Philippines has been hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan which tore through areas like Samar. It then continued on to hit much of central Philippines.
Reports are out that at least four people have died and hundreds of thousands have had to flee from their homes due to the danger and destruction that took place early on Friday. Power is out in many areas and flights have been canceled as the storm raged through.
Typhoon Haiyan reportedly passed through the Philippines at 25 mph with wind gusts blowing as high as 235 mph!
And while the power and speed of the storm sounds horrible, there was the silver lining in that this means it passed through the area quickly, which decreased the impact of rain and landslides, which often leads to deaths.
More than 700,000 people had been evacuated before the storm hit, but there were still
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