Six families live in a classroom at Sanjos Elementary School. More than 300 families survived by coming here during the typhoon. Their community was completely destroyed. Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is known in the Philippines, was the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines to date and is known to have killed over 5,700 people. It made landfall on 7 November 2013 and reached wind speeds of over 140 miles per hour.