Typhoon Bopha ravages Philippines

Associated Press
Residents cross a river in the flash flood-hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.  Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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The year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, killed 540 people and caused crop damage worth about 8 billion pesos in southern Philippines, with more than 400 people still missing.

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