Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Devastation in the aftermath of a Super Typhoon

Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here residents stand on the ruins of their home amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Typhoon survivors queue up to receive relief goods being distributed at the Tacloban airport in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on Nov 10
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Residents force open a small grocery as they start to loot in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on, Nov. 10
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A woman looks out from the remains of her damaged house in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines, Nov. 10
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A resident drinks water beside large ships that were washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines, Nov. 10
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A resident walks by remains of houses after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines, a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes with massive storm surges
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
An aerial shot shows devastation in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan that smashed into coastal communities on the central Philippines in Iloilo on November 9, 2013
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Survivors walk near their damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A vehicle lies amidst debris brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Bodies wrapped in blankets are placed inside a damaged chapel Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, a day after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A woman stands amidst the devastation brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines Saturday Nov. 9, 2013
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Nov 9
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Debris litter the road by the coastal village in Legazpi city following a storm surge brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan in Albay province, Nov. 8, about 325 miles south of Manila, Philippines
With an estimated death toll of more than 10,000 people, a massive rescue and disaster relief effort is underway after Typhoon Haiyan carved a path of destruction through the Philippines over the weekend. Here Residents stand on the ruins of their house amidst other destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. (© Reuters: Erik De Castro)
Filipino residents sleep on the floor as they seek refuge inside a gymnasium turned into an evacuation center in Sorsogon City, Bicol region, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 7

More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Tormented survivors of Philippine typhoon raid the dead
Residents scramble for looted goods in Tacloban City, central Philippines on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city

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China hit by killer typhoon Usagi


Residents travel in bicycles, tricycles and cars on a flooded street after Typhoon Usagi hit Shanwei, Guangdong province September 23, 2013. At least 25 people have been killed, including 13 in Shanwei, since typhoon Usagi made landfall in south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday evening, Xinhua News Agency reported


Visitors take pictures of tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 22, 2013. According to official Xinhua news agency, China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas


A man tries to get back into his car as a wave surges past a barrier on the shore during Typhoon Usagi in Hong Kong September 22, 2013. Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, headed towards the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, on Sunday amid warnings of severe flooding as well as strong winds in the event of a direct hit


A woman reacts as a storm surge past a barrier on the shore as Typhoon Usagi approaches Shenzhen, Guangdong province, September 22, 2013. China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Major Chinese airlines cancelled flights to cities in the southern provinces of Guangdong and Fujian while shipping was suspended between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Xinhua also reported


People watch waves hit the shores as Typhoon Usagi approaches in Shantou, Guangdong province, September 22, 2013. China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Major Chinese airlines cancelled flights to cities in the southern provinces of Guangdong and Fujian while shipping was suspended between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Xinhua also reported


A man dodges tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 21, 2013. China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas, according to the official Xinhua news agency

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