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Desperate survivors seek to flee typhoon zone

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BANGKOK, Thailand - We're just now getting our first look at the damage left behind from Typhoon Haiyan. The storm roared ashore late last week. The storm had wind gusts up to 235mph and left a deadly mark on the islands. Tonight it's feared as many as 10,000 people are dead. FOX's David Piper tells us one of the most powerful storms in history has devastated the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan is believed to have killed thousands of people across the country. Massive walls of waves and winds blowing at about 150mph leveled many towns. Some survivors say they were washed several miles from their homes by the surge of water. The Philippines usually sees about 20 typhoons each year. Before Haiyan hit, the country's government moved about 800,000 people to shelters.

Some of those structures were not strong enough, and the monster typhoon killed many inside of the buildings. Meanwhile, 3 days after the storm struck the country, looting is becoming an increasing concern in some areas. The U.S. military says it has started bringing in supplies and troops. Early Monday Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated ahead of its arrival. Haiyan was downgraded to a tropical storm as it entered southern China. There has been no report of any major damage there. U.S. Marines landed today at some of the worst hit areas of the Philippines, bringing badly needed water, generators and other critical supplies.

The U.S. has planned to provide $20 million in aid.

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