Super typhoon Haiyan made landfall today over Guiuan, eastern Samar, in the eastern Visayan Islands of the Philippines and is likely to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall on record anywhere in the world, according to RMS.

Also referred to as Yolanda, the strong Category 5 storm sustained maximum winds of 195 mph and storm surge heights estimated to have exceeded 16.4 feet, but could be as large as seven meters (23 feet) in some locations.

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