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Philippines. Province Eastern Samar. Guiuan. Hotel lobby. An unemployed man seats on hotel's staircase destroyed by 300 kph (or km/h) winds of typhoon Haiyan which has ripped the rooftop apart and smashed walls. 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