Passengers wait for a BoltBus to arrive during a light rain, Wednesday, Nov. 27 in New York. A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails for Thanksgiving. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Tuesday's forecast for the eastern half of the U.S. shows big bands of rain, freezing rain and snow. National Weather Service hide caption

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, graffiti on the side of a grounded ship sends a message out to the world. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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One of the homes destroyed in Washington, Ill., by Sunday's storms. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': 'Midwest Tornadoes Send Residents Scrambling'

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A firefighter searches through debris in Washington, Ill., on Sunday. Tornadoes and severe weather roared through the area earlier in the day. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': WCBU's Denise Molina reports on the storms that hit Illinois

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines coastal village of Capiz got some help Monday when a Filipino military helicopter brought some much-needed food. Tara Yap/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tuesday, a boy sat in the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern Filipino island of Leyte. Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy talks about Typhoon Haiyan and the destruction in the Philippines

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Near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, a man held on to a line Wednesday as he crossed a stream swollen by rain dumped by the storm Manuel. Alejandrino Gonzalez/AP hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Host Renee Montagne talks with the AP's Michael Weissenstein

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