Philippine officials and aid organizations fear the death toll in the city of Tacloban alone could reach 10,000. Tacloban, the capital of Leyte Province some 300 miles southeast of Manilla, lay along the path of the storm's center, and aid workers say it's impossible to estimate how many casualties were sustained in more remote areas. That number, when confirmed, is likely to be just as shocking. Moreover, the devastation wrought by the weather is being compounded by a breakdown in public order. Widespread looting has been reported in Tacloban and other places, where starving people have broken into stores and attacked convoys of emergency aid shipments out of desperation.