Topic: Samar Province
Typhoon Haiyan is strengthening as it approaches the Philippines, with wind gusts of 162 mph, the equivalent of a Cat. 5 hurricane. Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this year.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines Friday destroying roads and bridges. A tsunami alert for Asia and Hawaii has been scaled back to just the Philippines and Indonesia.