Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageFirst videos of Yolanda landing in the Philippines

By Ken Hanly     Nov 7, 2013 in Travel
Tacloban - The typhoon Yolanda has now landed in the Philippines in Eastern Samar and Leyte but is also affecting other areas to the west including Cebu. I have included a few of the first videos that show it making landfall.
Yolanda, also known earlier as Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall on the island of Samar and Leyte, an island province south of Samar. Tacloban is the capital of Leyte province. Leyte is just south of Samar. The two islands together are part of the Eastern Visayas.
The first video has an interview with residents of east Samar who fled to a shelter in the capitol. The woman and her grandson managed to make it to the shelter as the storm began to intensify terrified by the winds.
An appended video shows Yolanda making landfall at Tacloban. The video below shows the very strong winds at Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, with metal panels flying through the air.
The next video is at Cebu City a popular tourist destination on the island of Cebu that is to the west of Leyte and Samar but still part of the Visayas. At the time of posting the poster said that the winds had increased considerably within the last half hour.
The next video is again at Tacloban on Leyte:
A video at this site from Australian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC) unfortunately does not say where it was taken but it seems to show flooding from a sea surge causing considerable damage perhaps on the coast somewhere. A recent ABC report also reports that three people are already reported dead but that toll will be sure to increase as the storm progresses and more reports come in. The typhoon had also hit Palau and parts of Micronesia earlier on Thursday destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of people from a remote island.
In Bohol province there are 5,000 people who were living in tents after losing their homes in a recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month. They all had to be moved to shelters temporarily. Schools in Manila have been closed and university classes cancelled.
More about Yolanda, philippine typhoon, Leyte, Samar
More news from
Latest News
Top News