Well before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, weather watchers knew the storm would be terrible. But with more than 6,300 confirmed deaths and billions of dollars in damage, it turned out to be one of the worst natural disasters of the decade. The photos below show what the town of Dulag and the city of Tacloban looked like before and after Haiyan.

Dulag

DulagDigitalGlobe/Google

Tacloban

TaclobanDigitalGlobe/Google

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Tacloban

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Tacloban

TaclobanDigitalGlobe/Google

Tacloban

TaclobanDigitalGlobe/Google

Tacloban

TaclobanCNES-Astrium/Google

Tacloban

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