In Batanes, the northernmost islands of the Philippines, a small indigenous population routinely survives the most violent storms in the world. But in an era of unprecedented weather disturbances, can centuries-old methods of adaptation survive modernization and economic struggle?
“People are dirty, hungry, and thirsty,” one shop owner in Tacloban said. “A few more days and they will begin to kill each other.”
“The wholesale devastation it’s inflicted on a population center is far beyond anything else I’ve personally witnessed,” Josh Morgerman, a storm chaser with iCyclone, told BuzzFeed. He and his team escaped from the region Saturday.
A food truck from the Red Cross had to turn back after it was nearly hijacked by hungry people. UPDATE: The official death toll reaches 1,744 in the Philippines.
More than 10,000 are feared dead in the Philippines. Warning: graphic images.
The Pope led tens of thousands in a silent prayer at the Vatican.
The Philippines has been ravaged by one of the worst disasters in recent memory, killing thousands and displacing countless more. Here’s how you can help right now.
The category 5 typhoon was one of the strongest storms in recorded history.