Haiyan is the Chinese word for petrel, a type of bird that lives over the open sea and returns to land only for breeding. The storm is known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Photos below show divers(e) places in the Philippines hit by "Yolanda"
Basey, Samar "more than 300" killed here.
Bantayan Island. @ZachStieber
Bogo City, by @ZachStieber
Boracay Island "relatively unscathed"
Legaspi City, waves pounding the seawall
(Photo: Charism Sayat, AFP/Getty Images)
Bacolod, Negros Occ., most areas still without power supply
Bohol, cargo barge tossed like a toy by fierce waves
Iloilo, 6,000 families affected
Tacloban City, biggest number of casualties reported.
|The eye of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan), last Friday, Nov. 8, 2013|