Hey Der,

Typhoon Haiyan has caused a massive amount of destruction.  The death toll is now being downgraded from what they originally thought, which is good, but the level of destruction is frightening when you consider it's just wind.  But, as Ron White said..."It's not THAT the wind is blowing.  It's WHAT the wind is blowing."  Here's some before and after shots of the destruction.

I don't know if anyone can imagine being bombarded with winds of 190 to 195 mph for a full day, but here's some idea of what your community might look like when it was over.

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SANYA, CHINA - NOVEMBER 11: (CHINA OUT) A vehicle is damaged by fallen trees on November 11, 2013 in Sanya, China. Typhoon Haiyan, which left a trail of destruction in the Philippines, weakened into a tropical depression and brought gales and rainstorms to South China on Sunday.

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IN AIR, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 10: In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 over the Leyte province, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph

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