Typhoon Haiyan death toll closer to 2,500, Philippine president says November 12, 2013 (CNN) — A well-publicized estimate that Typhoon Haiyan killed 10,000 people in the Philippines is “too much,” and the death toll likely is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, President Benigno Aquino III told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.”We’re hoping to be able to contact something like 29 municipalities left wherein we still have to establish their numbers, especially for the missing, but so far 2,000, about 2,500, is the number we are working on as far as deaths are concerned,” he said.

Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines (13:00 UTC 07/11/2011). Image captured by the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT. (Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT)

Typhoon Haiyan is pictured from the International Space Station on November 9, 2013, taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg courtesy of NASA. One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters (PHILIPPINES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Super Typhoon Haiyan is seen approaching the Philippines in this Japan Meteorological Agency handout image taken at 0630 GMT (0130 EST) November 7, 2013. Authorities in the Philippines grounded air and sea transport on Thursday and urged fishing boats to return to port as Super Typhoon Haiyan, most powerful storm on earth this year, gathered speed. With center winds of 215 kph (133 mph) and gusts of up to 250 kph, the storm, rated as category five, the most severe, was moving west-northwest at 33 kph in the Pacific Ocean. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological AgencyNOAA/Handout (JAPAN – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)

A wave surges under the influence of Typhoon Haiyan, in Haikou, south China’s Hainan province, November 10, 2013. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region’s main city. Despite weakening, the storm is likely to cause heavy rains, flooding, strong winds and mudslides as it makes its way north in the South China Sea. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT.

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in central Philippines on Friday, November 8, bringing powerful winds, heavy rain and storm surges. Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, saw sustained winds of up to 195mph. The video shows footage of Roxas City. Credit: Perez Jake Sr.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck provinces in Central Visayas and some parts of Mindanao in the Philippines on October 15, killing at least four people on Bohol island in the central Philippines. The strong earthquake damaged buildings, forced the suspension of flights from Cebu and cut power to parts of Visayas. An expat resident captured the moment of the earthquake shaking Mactan Island near Cebu. (Credit: MuayThaiBeatdown.)

A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)