Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan Share Photos And Stories Of Devastation

More than 10,000 are feared dead in the Philippines. Warning: graphic images. posted on

1. As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in Leyte, a province in the Philippines, after strong winds and giant waves destroyed parts of the nation in one of the worst storms ever recorded.

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2. Corpses hung from trees and were found along sidewalks and near demolished buildings, the Associated Press reports.

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3. Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record in the Philippines.

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4. People on the ground in the Philippines shared their stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. WARNING: graphic content.

I counted 12 dead people within 300 meters of where I stayed. They are still there, nobody picking them up.

After I got off the boat at the airport, I saw another 5 people dead on the shore mostly kids, again, nobody picked them up.

inip na si totoy--a little boy is apparently getting impatient with the long line of people seeking medical aid.

A church 10 miles south of Tacloban in Tanauan used as an evacuation center 0.14 miles from the ocean.

toy for baby-abigail castinos has been looking for her 2 missing kids, including her 2-year-old bunso since yestrday

Caption: “This photo speaks a million words. A view from the shoreline in Anibong, Leyte, our chapel in Tacloban City, still standing strong after Super Typhoon #Haiyan #YolandaPH…”

11. “On the way to the airport we saw many bodies along the street,” Philippine-born Australian Mila Ward, 53, told the AP. “They were covered with just anything — tarpaulin, roofing sheets, cardboards.”


She said she passed “well over 100” dead bodies along the way.

we are safe--if you know Esmeraldo salvia of Cebu, please tell him that Gina & liansy are alive and well.

16. “I have no house, I have no clothes. I don’t know how I will restart my life, I am so confused,” an unidentified woman said, crying. “I don’t know what happened to us. We are appealing for help. Whoever has a good heart, I appeal to you — please help.”

21. “There is no power, no water, nothing. People are desperate. They’re looting,” said Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.

we are safe--the maravilles would like to tell their loved ones that they are ok.@actuallygracie

loading more rice on the return flight from Cebu to Tacloban. Need a whole lot more.

27. “The water was as high as a coconut tree. I was swept away by the rampaging water with logs, trees and our house, which was ripped off from its mooring,” said Sandy Torotoro, 44, who lives near the airport with his wife and 8-year-old daughter.

Amphitheater totally destroyed by surge along the shoreline near Leyte Park

kabuwan na--a pregnant woman awaits for the c-130 that will bring her to cebu. AFP doctors say she is due anytime.

people desperately trying to get out of a chaotic airport today in Tacloban

33. “When we were being swept by the water, many people were floating and raising their hands and yelling for help. But what can we do? We also needed to be helped,” Torotoro said.

10 children died here according to a crying man holding a dead girl.

36. One Instagram user showed the destruction to various parts of his home.

Caption: “Damage to our house in Ormoc after #yolanda #haiyanFollow”

Caption: “My parents’ room. #yolanda #haiyanFollow”

“Hallway going to the rooms. #yolanda #haiyanFollow”

“My bros room”

40. “The devastation is … I don’t have the words for it,” Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said. “It’s really horrific. It’s a great human tragedy.”

43. Many posted messages offering help to others.

List of Tacloban Survivors. This is a dynamic list. Please refresh to get the updated list. http://t.co/7lLm74cLwW

First Hand Account of the Yolanda Devastation (And How to Help) | The Cebu Website: ZeroThreeTwo http://t.co/WxdPJ2A1rb via @032cebu

“I’ve been blessed so it’s time to help the typhoon #YolandaPh victims. #bangonpilipinas #PrayFollow”

47. In China, the storm is still brewing.

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