The storm first reached land about 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 8 on its way westward through the island nation, according to the Philippine government.
By the time the storm — dubbed “Yolanda” in the region — had weakened, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were displaced, and the reported death toll topped 2,300.
Hundreds are still reported missing, and more than a million families have been affected, according to the government.
Now as the rebuilding begins, KTLA needs your help.
On Sunday, Nov. 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll be live on air with our special Season of Sharing telethon: “Help for the Philippines.”
The special, hosted by Cher Calvin, will air live on Channel 5 and KTLA.com.
Please join us.
Here’s how you can donate: Call 323-606-7201, or visit www.ktla.com/help.