The Philippines’ central islands were particularly hard hit as extreme winds and giant waves flattened communities across the area. Local officials in the hardest-hit Leyte Island said there could be 10,000 dead in the city of Tacloban alone, primarily from drowning and collapsed buildings. Most of the deaths were in Tacloban, a city of about 200,000 that is the biggest on Leyte Island.
Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings.The whole Leyte area, specifically Tacloban was washed out and survivors have no means to feed themselves. Help from government and private sectors are there but not enough to serve everyone. Rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water, and emergency shelter for 400,000 people.
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