Typhoon Haiyan – The strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history

Philippines Disaster ss-philippines-typhoon-09.ss_fullTyphoon Haiyan - The strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history

Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history, but meteorologists said it will take further analysis to confirm whether it set a record.

The typhoon was 3.5 times more forceful than Hurricane Katrina, which hit the United States 2005.

It wasn’t the storm’s 250-kph (155-mph) gusts that caused most of the damage — it was a mammoth storm surge that reached up to 5 meters (16 feet) high.

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