Philippines 2013. Aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.

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Philippines. Province Eastern Samar. Hernani. A teddy bear, a dog and two other stuffed animals are drying in the sun on a red plastic hanger among rubbles of a house dammaged by typhoon Haiyan's winds and storm surge. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated the Philippines. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall in terms of wind speed. Typhoon Haiyan's casualties and destructions occured during a powerful storm surge, an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system. Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level. A stuffed toy is a toy sewn from a textile, and stuffed with a soft material. They are also known as plush toys, plushies, or stuffed animals and soft toys or cuddly toys. 26.11.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef