Typhoon Haiyan is pictured in this NOAA satellite handout image over the Philippines taken November 8, 2013 at 22:57 UTC. The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ... more 
Typhoon Haiyan is pictured in this NOAA satellite handout image over the Philippines taken November 8, 2013 at 22:57 UTC. The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties. Haiyan, a category-5 super typhoon, scoured the northern tip of Cebu province and headed northwest towards Boracay island, both tourist destinations, after lashing the central islands of Leyte and Samar with 275-kph (170 mph) wind gusts and 5-6 metre (15-19 ft) waves. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 7:36 PM EST