Typhoon Yolanda – First Trip into Disaster Zone

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Typhoon Yolanda – First trip into disaster zone

Bruce’s raw experience and comments as he wrote them on his phone as he journeyed back to the north of Manila to preach on 24 November.

First Impressions

Jo and I set off with Andrew and a ton of supplies in the heavily weighted down minibus. We were about 30 miles north of the bridge onto Leyte Island when we started to see damaged banana and coconut palms.

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Five miles further on and the countryside looked devastated. It reminded me of the photographs of the flattened trees caused by the huge Siberian meteorite, and the pictures of Kent after the storm of 1987.

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