Typhoon in the Philippines Causing Grave Concern

A monster storm barreling toward the vulnerable islands with winds up to 195 mph.
2:08 | 11/07/13

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there is a storm so big, so explosive experts are watching and waiting with concern. Look at the map with us. A category five super storm. Here's the frightening part, winds up to 195 miles per hour and still growing which means it could become the strongest storm ever to hit land on record. The islands of the philippines in its path, millions of people and officials there are telling them to pray and pray hard. Abc's neal karlinsky has the latest right now. Reporter: Tonight shelters are filling up as the philippines braces for disaster on a scale not seen in recent history. Super typhoon haiyan has left meteorologists sounding the alarm calling it one of the strongest storms ever recorded. Local broadcasters are warning the estimated 10 million people to prepare almost as if they are preparing for war. The super typhoon is blowing in at an unheard of 195 miles per hour with gusts 235 miles per hour. It's an astronishing 300 miles wide, the distance between boston and philadelphia. This is by all effects a monster storm. Reporter: The storm is coming ashore what would be greater than a category five hurricane which such a thing existed. Hurricane katrina the worst in history hit louisiana with 120 miles per hour winds and super storm sandy which tore up so much of the eastern seaboard carried 80 miles per hour gusts, both pale in comparison. Only hurricane andrew in 1982 comes close. This one is expected tore greater than 150 miles per hour as it crosses over land and millions of people. Along the path of this storm expect complete devastation. It's going to act like a razor blade along the path of its eye. Reporter: A year ago a weaker typhoon there left 19 people dead. Tonight there are fears this super typhoon will be worse. Neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.

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