Intense typhoon strikes Philippines ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page REUTERS/Leo Solinap Flooded rice fields were seen after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN A view of the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban on Saturday. NASA Typhoon Haiyan was seen from the International Space Station Saturday. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA More than 100 people were killed in the storm, an official said. ROMEO RANOCO/Reuters Volunteers packed relief goods inside a Department of Social Welfare and Development warehouse on Friday. JAY ROMMEL LABRA/EPA Nearly 750,000 people were forced to flee their homes, and damage was believed to be extensive. Charlie Saceda/Reuters Residents struggled against strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan in Bayog town. CHARISM SAYAT/AFP/Getty Images Because of cut-off communications in the Philippines, it was impossible to know the full extent of casualties and damage. CHARLIE SACEDA/Reuters Girls riding on bicycles were splashed by strong waves in a coastal village as Haiyan battered Bayog town. Nelson Salting/AP A house was engulfed by storm surge brought by powerful Typhoon Haiyan in Legazpi city, Albay province, Philippines. JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images A fisherman secured his outrigger in a river near Manila Bay. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA A three-wheeled motorcycle maneuvered throughn floodwaters in Taguig. ABS-CBN via Reuters Debris flew as strong winds and rain battered buildings. Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines early Friday. ABS-CBN via Reuters The massive typhoon made landfall with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts up to 235. ABS-CBN via Reuters Weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the typhoon was not losing much of its strength because there is no large land mass to slow it down. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA Ahead of the storm's landfall, a resident carried a baby as they crossed a river. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA A resident held onto a kilo of rice. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA Residents reinforced their homes in a village south of Manila. CHARISM Z. SAYAT/AFP/Getty Images Residents of Legazpi city in Albay province, south of Manila, were evacuated ahead of a massive typhoon. JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images Outriggers were anchored on the shore of Manila Bay as Typhoon Haiyan approached. Authorities warned more than 12 million people are at risk. Japan Meteorological Agency via Reuters The typhoon had maximum sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts up to 235 mph. KIT RECEBIDO/EPA Residents slept on the floor as they sought refuge inside a gymnasium in Sorsogon City. Thousands were evacuated from coastal communities.