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Philippines. Province Eastern Samar. Guiuan. The 300 kph (or km/h) winds of typhoon Haiyan has blown and destroyed houses, ripped rooftops apart and smashed walls. The storm shattered not just houses but also fishing boats. Since the typhoon, men have not been able to fish because they were trying to rebuild their houses. A group of women wash dishes in the salty water. A boy takes a bath. Red plastic boxes with beer bottles from San Miguel Brewery. Sea of the Philippines. Ocean Pacific. 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