The Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda need food, water and shelter. Humanitarian aid keeps pouring in, but blocked roads and damaged airports struggles rescuers to deliver help to the ravaged areas.
There are some remote places in affected areas that the Philippine Government can’t reach to distribute relief goods and water and in those places people are dying from starvation.
Satellite images of Tacloban, Philippines, before and after Typhoon Haiyan: The estimates are uncertain, but the storm surge that hit Tacloban was at least two meters high and there are reports of waters reaching in excess of five meters high.
In the “storm surge” that Tacloban and surrounding towns experienced, it is primarily the ferocious winds that create the unstoppable mass of water. Credit: Digital Globe/Google (Top); Digital Globe/Getty Images (Bottom)