Typhoon Yolanda Damages the Philippines (Photos)
Huge waves caused by the winds brought by super Typhoon Yolanda battered seawalls and caused boats to overturn. However, rescuers wasted no time in aiding unlucky seafarers stranded on vessels.
In other areas, Filipinos helped each other take houses to safer areas, much as they did in decades past. However, instead of nipa huts, they transported homes made of metal and wood.
As Yolanda, said to be one of the world’s strongest typhoons, continues to whip the country, Filipinos pledged they would survive and carry on.
Weather bureau PAGASA said Yolanda made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m.
Yolanda was packing maximum sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 275 kph.