November 8th, 2013
03:58 AM ET

Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines

With 25 million people in its path, Super Typhoon Haiyan - one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet - smashed into the Philippines on Friday morning.

As the storm plowed across the cluster of islands in the heart of the country, casualties were reported, more than 100,000 people took shelter in evacuation centers and hundreds of flights were canceled.

The storm brought tremendously powerful winds roaring ashore as it made landfall in the province of Eastern Visayas, disrupting communications with a major city in its path.

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  1. saywhat

    Yup@banasy
    seems you'r right.

    November 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yes, I wish CNN would enforce their own TOS.

      November 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    The DC area is mostly comprised of federal employees. They HAVE insurance.

    November 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Good evening banasy, saywhat, bobcat, and anybody I missed. Oh...Hagen.
    I don't know all of the new cast members.

    November 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The new characters ARE Hagan.
      Are you all right, JIF? I am concerned.

      November 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @banasy, @dazzle,
    Sorry that I made you concerned. There are many new, skilled trolls, I guess. I'll be careful. Tonight I'm tired. I said today I'm teaching 1 day a week. I'll get better.

    November 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      No. There is only one troll here. What is wrong?

      November 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini¬©

      @banasy, good morning. You know I have a neurological disorder. It's hard to deal with. The medication is rough on me. I'm basically OK but not happy. The troll(s? Fooled me.

      November 9, 2013 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ Joey dearheart, what banasy has been trying to tell you is: although there are many new "names" used by the troll they are still, all, just one and the same person!

    November 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Man cnn is really starting to s u c k! Bad enough the events they put up never get updated or they feel there are no current events, but then you gotta be blocked from commenting on old events too!

    November 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Hmmm the way youre sniffelin are ya sure your shirtsleeve isn't your hanky?

    November 9, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh so whos the wimp now @ rupert? Lol

    November 9, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Just Juarez

    There are the excuses! I knew you would pull thru. ūüėČ

    November 9, 2013 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini¬©

      @bobcat: I, too, thank you for your service.
      @tutti: I always remember that November 9 is Kristallnacht.

      November 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. petoskey ron

    Tune in next week boys and girls for cnn's next article...

    November 9, 2013 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @banasy. I've had neurological problems, as you knew, and it's been rough recently. That's basically "what's wrong."

    November 9, 2013 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I'm constantly unable to post today.

    November 9, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Did somebody call me a wimp? Wrong.

    November 9, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    All my pblshd posts R on 1 line. Hm.

    November 9, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    We R in th age of Twitting.

    November 9, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
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