Super Typhoon: One of the Biggest Storms Ever

Meteorologists are tracking a mammoth storm on a path of destruction in Southeast Asia.
1:24 | 11/08/13

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chase. So you can. We have a developing story we want to tell you about. One of the strongest storms ever to form on this planet is making landfall tonight with nearly 10 million people in the bulls eye. It's called super typhoon haiyan, 300 miles wide. Bearing down on the philippines right now. Oh, my god. Reporter: This storm has had wind gusts of 235 miles an hour. That is comparable to an extremely powerful category v hurricane. Evacuations ordered. Officials are preparing people for significant risk to lives and property. As it hit land, the sustained wind as opposed to the wind gusts were recorded at an unheard of 195 miles an hour. By comparison, the massively destructive super storm sandy carried gusts of 80 miles an hour. Hurricane katrina, the worst, hit with 120 mile an hour wind. This one is much bigger and the warnings from officials sound like something you hear before the start of a war. At this hour we do not know the extent of the damage. We may not know for a long time. Officials predicted some areas will be lose power and left uninhabitable for weeks, months. What is not directly impacted from height wind from this storm, could face serious flooding from a severe sto Announcer: The following is a

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