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

    Good morning folks.
    CNN is adamant i shouldn't post comments.

    November 10, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    "Israeli intelligence sources contradict Bibi & Congress on Iran" News..

    November 10, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    "New sanctions on Iran needed" Lindsay Graham. While the President of US of A tries protecting America's geopolitical/economic interests by resolving this issue peacefully.
    Where is Graham coming from?

    November 10, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Wartopia.

      November 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    "Saudi arms sale prompts France to bomb Iran negotiations, diplomats furious at France blocking a stopgap deal" news.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Terrible loss of life in Philippines. The devastation is frightening.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Joey, if "Maria" is an artist living with her parents then my suggestion would be its time to grow up and get a job! Any job would be better than none. And if her parents support her "hippie ways" then i guess they wont mind purchasing her medical insurance huh?

    November 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Hi, @chrissy. Almost always, any job is better than none. Always, "Maria" is responsible for her own decisions.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Joey, i agree of course. But i can't tell you how many times ive heard people say they aren't gonna take just any old job! As if its their right to expect the best of the best! Lol it boggles my mind especially when i think back to working 3 jobs to support my children because my husband was waiting for the best of the best job, to come and find him....because of course it just SHOULD! Lmao.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini¬©

      @chrissy. Sorry–I forgot that you did all those jobs.

      November 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Your husband is a good, caring, gifted man. You have indeed won the marriage trifecta.

    November 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lololol @ banasy, for a second i thought you were talking to me and that you had lost your mind. Then....i saw dazzles post...lmao!

    November 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lololol @ banasy, for a second i thought you were talking to me and that you had lost your m i n d. Then....i saw dazzles post...lol!

    November 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    He is a good man. Unlike so many in this world.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol @ Joey, don't be sorry! Im not! I raised my kids right because working all those jobs helped me grow! If i hadnt i might not be the person i am now. So its a positive not a negative! ūüėČ

    November 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @chrissy. You're inspiring. The quotes re Maria were from my favorite novel. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. Agee's mentality was rooted in 1930s Depression socialist movements.

    November 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    JIF will be 75 next month. He may be morphing into a kinder, gentler guy. I don't know.

    November 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
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