Typhoon Haiyan. The strongest storm ever recorded at landfall. This photo essay captures a moment in time some weeks after the typhoon. It documents survivors of the exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone. Haiyan, or Yolanda as known locally, was a Category 5 Super Typhoon that struck the region on November 8, 2013. Wind speeds of 230 km/hour and gusts of up to 315 km/hour caused damage beyond comprehension, on an unparalleled scale. A death toll of more than 6,000, and over 11 million affected. The storm surge was forecast, but people didn’t understand what it meant, and this was a contributing factor to a great number of the deaths, most by drowning.