The day after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit land, the roads of Tacloban City, Leyte were filled with the dead. Survivors described the place as an apocalyptic world – where large ships laid on land, where cars turned upside down, and where human limbs hung on trees.
There was anguish everywhere, and it was difficult to receive comfort. The air, after all, reeked of grief, despair, and decomposing bodies. Help arrived too late. Every person didn’t know where to go next. So massive was the tragedy, it was unimaginable.
The tragic loss of lives, property, and perhaps, even dreams, was evident. It was clear after that day: November 8, 2013 day will be remembered in the years to come.
Yolanda is a painful memory that still lingers for the survivors in Tacloban – the ones who clung to bamboo poles and rooftops to save their lives, the ones who swam through the waters filled with debris and snakes and frogs and dead pets, the ones who watched in horror inside evacuation centers as the storm took away everything.
In this video, we look back at some of the stories of survivors who lived to tell the tale, in remembrance of their wives, husbands, sons, daughters, and friends who didn’t make it.
We are also reminded of the perils of climate change, at a time when world leaders are trying to stop the ravages of greenhouse gases on our ecosystem. – Rappler.com