Major storms of the past 10 years

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, November 8. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), officials said. That wind strength puts it well above the 252 kph (157 mph) threshold for a Category 5 hurricane, the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, November 8. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), officials said. That wind strength puts it well above the 252 kph (157 mph) threshold for a Category 5 hurricane, the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.