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Philippines. Province Eastern Samar. 10 kilometers from Guiuan. The 300 kph (or km/h) winds of typhoon Haiyan has blown and destroyed most of the coconut trees cutting off a source of income for the villagers. The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut "flesh". When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying; coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. The town of Guiuan was the first to face the fury of typhoon Haiyan when it barrelled into the Philippines on november 8 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated the country. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall in terms of wind speed (300 km per hour). 28.11.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef