Tacloban Part I: Bird’s Eye

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Chopstix for Seven

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A few days ago Mr. Chopstix returned from an unforgettable trip to Tacloban, Philippines.

He was recruited for a one-week medical relief trip and departed a few days later.

They arrived on site about 2 weeks after Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated large parts of the Philippine islands on Nov 8.

Including the airport.
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Above you can see locals lined up to board a plane going away from there.

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Security was visible everywhere, and many police officers and soldiers came from other parts of the country since the local force was decimated by the disaster.

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This was the astrodome building where many fled to for safety, but due to the roof blowing off, water from the storm surge flowing in and a resultant whirlpool effect at the ground level, the crowd panicked and some were killed in a stampede.

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Along with housing demolished everywhere, the hospitals were all affected to varying…

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