NOVA

Killer Typhoon

Season 41 Episode 6 | 52m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. It wiped villages off the map and devastated cities, including the hard-hit provincial capital Tacloban.

Aired: 01/22/14

Expires: 12/11/23

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS viewers. Additional funding provided by the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation.

NOVA Now

Podcast

NOVA Now

From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Alok Patel takes you behind the scenes with the people—scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and more—working to understand our world.

Subscribe