Super Typhoon Haiyan, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, slammed into the Philippines today after forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
Four years after a hurricane in Louisiana forced Republicans to make changes to their convention 1,300 miles away in Minnesota, they’ll nominate their next presidential candidate in Florida, among the most hurricane- prone states in the country.
Philippine authorities evacuated thousands of people, canceled flights and shut schools and businesses as Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Southeast Asian nation.
"It's already bringing heavy rains to Japan and it's moving very slowly, so they are going to get a long period of heavy rains through Saturday."
- Jeff Masters on Aug 07, 2014