This is so sad. Satellite imagery has captured what the Philippines looked like before and after Typhoon Haiyan and it's absolutely tragic. Towns, homes, people's lives have just been completely decimated. There's nothing left. To see the total destruction from above like this is heartbreaking. One day everything is normal, the next everything is gone.

1,700 people have been confirmed dead from one of the strongest storms ever but that number is expected to rise. Some officials fear that it may even reach 10,000. Awful.

These pictures from Google and Digital Globe show the aftermath of the typhoon. There might be even more damage as some areas are covered by clouds. We might not know how bad it is until later.

You can donate to the Red Cross to help the Philippines here.