Video: See the Dramatic Center of Typhoon HaiyanFilmmakers release dramatic footage of the deadly storm
Today, this intense video of Typhoon Haiyan ravaging the Philippine city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013 was released on YouTube.
The footage, shared by The Washington Post, was created by pro storm-chasers from Earth Uncut TV (with help from Josh Morgerman, James Reynolds and Mark Thomas of iCyclone.com). The high-drama video shows people wading through chest-high water, winds whipping trees around dramatically, water rushing down a hotel staircase, and survivors being rescued from floating mattresses.
Josh Morgerman of iCyclone wrote on Facebook: "Tacloban City is devastated. The city is a horrid landscape of smashed buildings and completely defoliated trees, with widespread looting and unclaimed bodies decaying in the open air."
Marc Thomas sustained a serious cut on his leg during a rescue and will require surgery.
Toward the end of the video, the filmmakers are shown being evacuated by a helicopter. They were extremely fortunate, as the death toll in Tacloban on Saturday, Nov. 9 is estimated to be 1,000.
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