Photos of the Week: From Raging Wildfires to Deadly Haiyan

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
November 16, 2013; 7:48 AM ET
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From typhoons to wildfires, weather wreaked havoc across the globe this week.

On Nov. 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing devastating destruction to Tacloban City. Initial estimates placed the death toll at 10,000, though the Philippines government has since lowered this number. This week, the focus has shifted to rescue and recovery, as aid groups delivered thousands of hot meals and gallons of fresh water.

In Indonesia, more than 1,000 people evacuated their homes as the volcano Mount Sinabung spewed smoke into the sky. Fearing an eruption, those that live on its slopes have relocated into temporary shelters.

Meanwhile, numerous locations across the United States have received their first snowfalls of the season, setting new daily records. However, while cold and snow plagued some, wildfires raged on in other parts of the country. A North Carolina blaze, named the Table Rock fire, ignited on Tuesday and continues to consume the mountains outside of Linville Falls.

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A wildfire ignited on Tuesday in the mountains outside of Linville Falls, N.C. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, named the Table Rock fire, as flames and smoke smother the mountains. (Instagram Photo/Eric Burleson)

Mount Sinabung, seen through an opening in the clouds, spews volcanic smoke, in the view from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The rumbling volcano has forced more than 1,000 people living on its slopes to relocate to temporary shelters amid fears of major eruptions. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan wait to board a military C-130 flight as the sun rises at the airport Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

In the early morning of Nov. 15, a rainbow formed over Tacloban City, Leyte province in the central Philippines, one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Severe storms whipped Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 14., unleashing blinding downpours, bolts of lightning and hail over the city. (Instagram Photo/Michelle Louise Thomas

A November sunrise reveals snow on Falmouth Heights Beach in Massachusetts on Nov. 13. The area received their first snowfall of the season this week, as temperatures dipped into the 20s overnight. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery Photo/Carlos Godinho)

A band of lake-effect snow formed over Cayuga Lake in New York Nov. 12, dropping as much as 4 inches over parts of New York. The sunrise Wednesday morning revealed fresh powder in Newark Valley. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery Photo/Mikeyg733)

3.3 inches of snow fell across Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 13, shattering the previous record of 1.7 inches set in 1911. This was the first time the city has received more than one inch of snow this season. (Instagram Photo/Emily Cimini)


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