Tacloban Part I: Bird’s Eye

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Chopstix for Seven


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.



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


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.


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.



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

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