Sunday, November 10, 2013

Devastation of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in divers(e) places

Haiyan is the Chinese word for petrel, a type of bird that lives over the open sea and returns to land only for breeding. The storm is known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Photos below show divers(e) places in the Philippines hit by "Yolanda"

Basey, Samar "more than 300" killed here.

Bantayan Island. @ZachStieber

Bogo City, by @ZachStieber

Boracay Island "relatively unscathed"

Medellin, Cebu "heartbreaking amount of damage"

Madridejos, Cebu, not much left. @EJMcCrane

Legaspi City, waves pounding the seawall 
(Photo: Charism Sayat, AFP/Getty Images)

Bohol, cargo barge tossed like a toy by fierce waves

Tacloban City, biggest number of casualties reported

The eye of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan), last Friday, Nov. 8, 2013