By Jennifer Santos 11-13-13
The Philippines is in desperate straits.
Residents are suffering without water, food, medical supplies, electricity, and shelter.
This is all because category 5 super Typhoon Haiyan has struck the country.
At least 1,000 have been killed, according to the Red Cross. It is unknown how many have been hurt.
Tacloban City was the hardest hit. The storm brought violent seawaters and 275-kph winds, destroyed houses, overturned cars, knocked down trees and leveled a nearby airport.
The death toll is projected to continue increasing as bodies are more accurately tallied in different regions.
Typhoon Haiyan is the 24th typhoon this year.