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Video: See the Dramatic Center of Typhoon Haiyan

Filmmakers release dramatic footage of the deadly storm
Related: Earth
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013


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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rizzottodl

We lost our home in Hurricane Rita. We built and that is over. Why are we even talking about Hurricane Andrew after these people in the Philippines have suffered a devastating loss!!!!

November 10 2013 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rizzottodl

Why are we even talking about Andrew when e Typhoon left 10,000 dead? This is a horrible disaster. Prayers for all in the Philippines. We lost our home in Hurricane Rita but that is behind us.

November 10 2013 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
queennabidabi

huh /hə/, exclamation

exclamation: huh
1. used to express scorn, anger, disbelief, surprise, or amusement.
"“Huh,” she snorted, “Over my dead body!”"
hunh
Alternative spelling of huh

November 09 2013 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tgaruc

Worst or not, it is bad, and I pray for those people, even once over life is never the same.

November 09 2013 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwilsonward00

@nancilittle00 It was pretty bad over 1000 people dead. I'd say that is the worst storm. Especially not a month after they had a violent earthquake also killing many.

November 09 2013 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nancilittle00

I was so scared for the Islands. We were in the eye of Andrew in Homestead and after watching this video.. well, Andrew left not a leaf on a tree and NO ONE .. absolutely NO ONE … could be out in the storm and you won't see a video of the worst of Andrew unless it was hunkered down under a mattress in a bathtub video of everyone praying! SO, NOT the worst storm, even if it was the 'largest', for sure!

November 09 2013 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dwilsonward00

Seems extremely bad and worse than Andrew, when over a thousand people are dead. How is that not the worst storm, just because there is no video? Huh?

November 09 2013 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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thedofuss

actually there is video. and much more to come. and who really cares if this is the worst or the second worst, or an aardvark? all that crapola is press-speak, designed to increase advertising revenues. also, note that the correct spelling of the nesr word is "hunh"--there is an "n" sound to the "word--hunh, get it?

November 09 2013 at 6:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
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