BEFORE AND AFTER: Aerial Pictures Show Super Typhoon Haiyan's Catastrophic Damage

When Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, we knew the destruction would be unimaginable.

The storm was as strong as they get, and as we’ve ever seen. It was the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds above 200 miles per hour, and 23-foot storm surges.

As images and footage of the storm and its aftermath rolled in, many were shocked by the damage.

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Thousands of people also likely died. Not as much as the 10,000 some claimed, but a very large hit for such a small country. Approximately 1,700 died, including two Americans.

Not only could we see the storm itself from space, but satellites can also see the devastation of the storm is from the sky. Google For Media put together these before and after images of hard-hit parts of the cities of Dulag and Tacloban. The images were taken on November 10, but we just saw them in a post by Discover magazine’s ImaGeo blogger Tom Yulsman.

They are truly devastating.

Typhoon Haiyan hit the coast of the Philippines in the Early morning of November 7. It was so huge it was visible from space in this image of the globe.

Tacloban City and Dulag are located on the edge of the islands facing the ocean. Tacloban city has more coverage because it's set on a bit of an inlet, but that might have caused a larger storm surge in the area if the water had no where else to go.

This is the Philippine city of Dulag on Sept. 11 of 2006.

Here's Dulag on Nov. 13, after the storm. The storm mixes up the dirt and water, which is pulled out to sea as the surge retreats.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 22, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov. 12. The damage is worse than a tornado.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 22, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov. 12.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 22, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov 10.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 221, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov 10. The whole coastal area is just washed away.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 22, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov 10.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 221, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov 10.

Here's Tacloban City on Feb. 221, 2012.

Here's Tacloban City on Nov 10.

Now see the devastation from the worst storm to his the U.S. since Hurricane Katrina.

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