Super typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, and is feraed to have killed more than 10000 and injured several thousand others. Most power and telecom links have been knocked out after the typhoon, which has forced 750,000 people to flee their homes. The damage to property is believed to be extensive.It is likely to hit Vietnam next. China has alredy issued an Orange alert.
Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made the landfall. By these measurements, Haiyan is equivalent to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the USA. Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons - all represent the same thing with different names in different parts of the world.