A man walks past a tree uprooted by strong winds brought by super Typhoon Haiyan that hit central Philippines. The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, cut power lines and blew apart houses. Photo by Reuters/Zander Cases, courtesy Trust.org
As reports of damage from Typhoon Haiyan begin to surface, Catholic Relief Services is moving supplies and positioning staff to respond to the aftermath of what was the most powerful storm in history at time of landfall.
There is currently almost no information coming from the worst-affected areas, as power lines, phone lines, and mobile towers have all been hit. However, there are some reports coming in of landslides, flash flooding, destroyed shelters, and missing persons.