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NEW ORLEANS (CBSDC/AP) — A typhoon that slammed the Philippines is among the strongest on record with sustained winds of nearly 150 mph when it made landfall, and the destruction it caused rivals that of some of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland.

CBS News reports that as many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes.

Agencies like The Philippine Red Cross and UNICEF are deploying urgent relief efforts on the islands to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

You can help out by donating to one of these organizations, which are collecting money for Philippine relief efforts:

The American Red Cross is also opening a call center in the national capital region to accept inquiries about missing people in the Philippines.

The Red Cross says its call center is operating Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Inquiries about family members in the Philippines can be directed to 703-584-8761. Inquiries about U.S. citizens in the affected area should be directed to the U.S. State Department at 1-888-407-4747.

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