Typhoon Hagupit Sweeps Across the Philippines

Millions evacuated to shelters in converted classrooms to wait out the storm.
4:00 | 12/07/14

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Thank you, Brian. Turn now to the monster storm. One of the most powerful on the planet this year. A typhoon sweeping across the Philippi Philippines. Millions seeking higher ground. And ABC's hamish McDonald is there. Reporter: Good morning. This is what it looks like when the typhoon slams into the coastline. The community has done everything to prepare for this. Not much will stand in the way of the storm. The eye of the storm is sweeping across the Philippine this is morning. In its way, homes, shops and families. Trees are being pushed to their limits as fierce winds lash the coastline. This man was rescued by coast guards after floating at sea for hours. Millions evacuating to shelters. Hundreds are crammed into converted classrooms to wait out the storm. As the typhoon edged towards a village, we went in search of those who had been left behind. Just spotted a family, must be the last family left on the street. 67-year-old Samuel says he's seen this all before. In his village, he is the last man standing. Time to get out, time to go. Officials are here to force evacuations. As this storm passes through, the real work will begin. Not only to find out what damage has been done and try to rebuild. Dan and Paula. Hamish, thank you and these stay safe. A wild scene out there.

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