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Incredible: Haiyan as seen from outer space

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:38 PM -

This is what Haiyan, or Yolanda as it's being called in the Philippines, looked like from space: A gigantic, swirling mass that covers the entire range of its camera's view.

The amazing shots in the video above show a storm so massive, it resembles something you'd see on Jupiter -- which is known for its huge weather systems.

The video was taken on Friday from the International Space Station as Haiyan was crashing into the Philippines.

Meanwhile, forecasters are keeping an eye on a new tropical low, Zoraida, which blew in Tuesday delivering more rain.

While Zoraida is not a strong storm, it has dumped more than 250 mm of rain in some places.

Google sets up person finder, relief map

Google has set up a person finder and relief map to help people affected by Haiyan.

Users are invited to visit the person finder website and click "I'm looking for someone" and type in a name.

People with information on an individual can use the "I have information about someone" option to input their data.

So far, more than 61,000 records have been recorded.

A mobile version is also available. A name search can be conducted via SMS by texting 2662999 (Globe), 4664999 (SMART), 22020999 (Sun), or +16508003977 with the message Search [name]. For example, to search for William, text Search William.

An embedable relief map (below) provides information on affected areas, shelters and communication posts.

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