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Philippines. Province Eastern Samar. Hernani. Barangay (neighbourhood) Carmel. Traditional hut. Rowina Calvadares (13 years old, wearing a green New York t-shirt) with her sister Rica (left, 11 years) and brother Ric (right, 7 years) are seated on the floor of their one room house. Two other brothers and a small sister ​​are also in the house. The boy and girls are orphans. A religious catholic poster with Jesus and the Virgin Mary is on the wall. The roof and the walls of their house were damaged by typhoon Haiyan's winds. 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. 25.11.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef