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

    Wishing you luck at the Commemoration@bobcat, you would do fine, of that I'm sure.Go crack'em up my friend.
    Kristallnacht. manifestation of man's humanity towards man. Humanity hasn't learned from that tragic and cruel era. degradation of humanity & cruelty by us humans continues in one form or the other.

    November 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @dazzle, I heard that you're strong, but I'm still trying to guess where you are temporarily that's close enough for you to shot put into the Atlantic. Don't tell me; leave me to my fantasy.

    November 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Re "Patriots," I see Obama, even though he can really speak, as the absolute opposite of the guy who talked the Volk into Nov. 9, 1938.

    November 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy! Hmmm the tea party is right? Well, yea....for 2 and 3 year old little girls, i suppose it is! Lololol ! And why do they want to get elected to office so bad when the clearly hate the US government? That answer is really kinda simple. So they can DESTROY it! And their first step in that direction was the shut down that they forced on the US! Now people would have to be dumb as posts to think that kinda thing is good for our country huh? But there are an awful lot of posts out there. Aint that right @ rupert? Lol

    November 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      I'm LOL at the way Chrissy said that.

      November 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ Joey, which part? And i have to admit, i had great fun comming up with it also! Lol

    November 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @chrissy, I laughed at your tone and style regarding a bad situation, topped with a cherry of an ending with a reference to "rupert? Lol"
      Fun-and-games writing, babe.

      November 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    And ya know what im LOL about??? Joey posting that hes LOL! As long as ive been blogging ive never known Joey to use that before.

    November 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      Lololol @chrissy. I answered your question but it did not post. Ya lose some...

      November 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @chrissy: We all know that Joey is a very serious person. Very. He never laughs, and he almost always buys the same dark suit.

      November 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    The tea party is coming

    November 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Kenny is not here so no pizza????

    November 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    I just sent pizza to cnn with jalapeneos because they ♥ to delete me so much.
    Hope they have extra water in the water cooler.
    That will teach them

    November 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      i love hot food. Mexicans think I'm crazy.

      November 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    There are 8.8 billions of planets in our galaxy like earth. And i have to end up with the one that has jif and chrissy in it. *facepalm* and *eyeroll*

    November 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lmao @ rupert, it sure will! You are a devious one aren't you? Thats hillarious!

    November 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Ah i guess i shoulda waited just a little bit longer to compliment you huh? My bad!

    November 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    My 8:58 post was meant for rupert! And yea @ rupert, i kinda already said that isn't Joey! Because he NEVER says Lol or lololol!

    November 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @rupert: I am not a poser...uh, maybe once, I did perhaps pose nude, sort-of, full-page, color, but I generally am not a poser.

    November 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      Don"t ask me what year that was. They tell me that I'm too old to remember.

      November 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      That may have been with Mae West. I don't know..

      November 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oh my! Speaking of falling satellites~Todays Quirkey News: The European Space Agency made an app that will track a one-ton satellites fiery plunge to Earth tomorrow night! Hey, look! There's your house!

    November 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
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