Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. It devastated villages and cities around Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early-November 2013.
Tacloban City was struck by the northern eyewall, the most powerful part of the storm. This was the deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in modern history, killing 6,340, injuring 28,689, and 1,061 were missing.
Buildings were destroyed, trees knocked over, and vehicles piled up. The low-lying areas on the eastern side of Tacloban city were completely washed away. Flooding also extended for 1 km inland on the east coast of the province. Roughly 90 percent of Tacloban city had been destroyed.