Typhoon Hagupit or locally known as Ruby hit the Philippines on Saturday at 9:15 p.m., bringing strong winds, heavy rains and causing flood in the Eastern Samar and Leyte.
Reuters reported that local radio reported at least four people were killed in Eastern Samar and Iloilo; but the news is not yet confirmed by the authorities.
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, PAGASA has issued public storm warning signals for 48 geographic areas, spanning from southeastern portions of Luzon (the main northern island) through the Visayas (central Philippines) and northeastern parts of Mindanao (the main southern island).
The city of Tacloban is not badly hit as feared before and according to Alfred Romnualdez, mayor of Tacloban, damage to the city appeared to have been minor.
A day after Typhoon Haiyan, which is one of the most powerful typhoons on record lashed six islands in the Philippines, it was reported that at least 100 people were killed and many more were injured.
The super typhoon with very strong winds, massive storm surges and heavy rains damaged and destroyed buildings, road, trees that some badly hit area looks as if they are in a war zone.
AP reported that Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said he had received “reliable information” by radio from his staff that more than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban on hardest-hit Leyte Island.
Below is the video of ABS-CBN News’s reporter Atom Araullo reported live at around 6:40 a.m. Friday from a street in Tacloban City during Typhoon Haiyan, which is also called Yolanda in the Philippines.
The video was aired on the ABS-CBN’s morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” as well as on ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol.”
The video showed a bad flash flood caused by storm surge brought by Typhoon Haiyan on the street where Atom Araullo had been reporting from just an hour before.
It shows the flooded street turned into a river full of debris.
Below is another ABS-CBN News’s video during Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City:
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