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Typhoon Haiyian leaves path of destruction in Philippines

One of the most powerful typhoons in history - slammed into the Philippines overnight.
At least four people were killed -- but the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers continue to search for victims.
   
More than 750,000 people were forced to evacuate -- and hundreds of thousands of people are still without power and communications.

"Super Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest typhoon this year and estimated to be one of the strongest in history.
   
With no way to contact those on the Philippine Islands many Filipino Americans are left worrying about their loved ones."

Danny Contreras  "We tried to call last night and no lines the lines are dead."
Danny Contreras has several relatives living on the island of Luzon in the Philippines including his brothers.
   
He says he hasn't spoken to his family and worries for their safety.
"There is nothing much you can do, but pray..pray for them."
   
He says the Philippine Islands are known as the Typhoon belt.. and remembers going through several storms himself when he lived there years ago.

"You would just watch the roof fly off, so you would have to go to another part of the house to be safe."

Divina Herrera has been glued to her television watching Filipino TV stations hoping her niece and other relatives make it through the storm.
   
She says many Filipinos were just starting to bounce back from the recent earthquake and worries they may have no place to go to seek shelter.
   
Divina Herrera  "Sometimes they're fairly reluctant they don't want to leave their house because of their properties."
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