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article imageCNN live coverage of monster typhoon Haiyan's aftermath hailed

By Leo Reyes     Nov 10, 2013 in Environment
The continuing live TV coverage by CNN International of super typhoon Haiyan's aftermath in central Philippines has been hailed by many Filipinos particularly the families of typhoon victims who are still isolated from the rest of the country.
Tacloban City in central Philippines has been badly hit by typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) and all communication lines have been destroyed.
Three days after the devastation, the city is still without power. Authorities say it will take the utility companies months to restore power and communication lines in the city.
Packing a wind speed of over 300 kilometers per hour, Haiyan flattened a wide area of central Philippines Friday, killing over a thousand people and destroying vital infrastructure including power and communication lines along the typhoon track.
Even before the super typhoon struck central Philippines Friday, CNN has been tracking its path showing the exact areas where the super typhoon will make landfall.
The CNN special coverage of the landfall and the aftermath of Haiyan in central Philippines has allowed families of the typhoon victims living outside of the affected areas to know the extent of devastation and get information on the casualties which could include some of their relatives.
Journalist Isah Red praised CNN for doing a great job, saying he is tuned to CNN 24 hours.
"CNN International is doing a great job covering Tacloban City and the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Andrew Stevens is in Tacloban and Kristie Lou Stout is in Manila. I'm tuned to CNN HD for nearly 24 hours as I can't understand why local TV networks continue to show their commercial programs as if nothing had happened in Central Philippines. That's what I call INSENSITIVITY!"
In its effort to disseminate real and up-to-date information on the typhoon devastation in the country, CNN has dispatched to the Philippines some of its top news anchors and journalists to cover the aftermath of the super typhoon.
BBC and other international news organizations have likewise covered the typhoon aftermath but CNN coverage has been most praised for its round-the-clock onsite coverage.
Meanwhile, a low pressure area which could develop into a cyclone once it enters the Philippines as early as Monday, would likely follow the same track of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), a US based weather service said the low pressure area could follow the same track of super typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). Read more.
The approaching weather disturbance could bring more rains to the rain-soaked city and hinder the on-going relief works in the area.
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