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Killer Typhoon

Season 41 Episode 6 | 52m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. It wiped villages off the map and devastated cities, including the hard-hit provincial capital Tacloban.

Aired: 01/22/14

Expires: 12/11/23

Rating: TV-PG

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