massive storm pummeling the Philippines on Thursday. Super typhoon Haima sweeping across the country's main Luzon Island, the strongest to hit the country since 2013 when ferocious Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people. Authorities have taken no chances, evacuating tens of thousands of people to higher ground.
> We're anxious and afraid. We heard the approaching typhoon is bad and I can feel something different in the sea.>> Some are also warning of a big threat to the food supply since Luzon is where most of the country's rice is grown.
Schools are shut, flights are grounded and there's a ban on sea travel and fishing.>>
The Philippines is one of the most disaster hit nations in the world. Haima, is the 12th typhoon to hit this year and the second this week. The storm is expected to finish its sweep of Northern Luzon on Thursday before heading for Southern China.