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Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On November 8, one of the fastest recorded Category 5 tropical storms hit the Philippine and South China Seas. It is being called a “Super Typhoon” with clocking speeds up to 199 miles per hour and stretching 200 miles wide.

Rough estimates tie 10,000 expected deaths to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines alone and 9.8 million people affected.