This page puts together Rappler's coverage of the impact of one of the world’s strongest tropical cyclones in recent times. Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan) barreled through the Visayas and some surrounding provinces on November 8, 2013. The stories, images, and other multimedia materials here capture the trail of devastation that Yolanda left in its wake, as well as the response by government, the private sector, civil society, and international and local humanitarian organizations. Most importantly, they celebrate the resilience, faith, and determination of the ordinary Filipino. If you have stories, photos, and videos showing Yolanda's impact, you may send them to Rappler’s citizen engagement arm via Twitter, Facebook, or email.
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