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Viral Video: Eyewitness Footage of Typhoon Yolanda Washing Houses Away (Storm Surge)

November 17, 2013 by  

A video taken by Nickson Gensis, a Plans Philippines Community Development Worker, showing the storm surge caused by super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Samar goes viral on YouTube.


From YouTube:

Footage taken at 6am on Friday 8 November as the storm hit Hernani in Eastern Samar. Plan staff member Nickson Gensis took this while sheltering on the 2nd floor of a house less than a few hundred metres from the sea.

“Six of us took refuge on the top floor of a boarding house. Five were praying and I was filming. The others called me to pray with them but I said that I needed to document this.”

“Three of our group were male and we all wore trunks so that we could swim if we needed to. We were so scared. But I thought, ‘if I die, so be it’.”

“It was like a huge tsunami but the water receded quickly afterwards. We ventured downstairs and outside around noon. I took shots of the boarding house we had been in because I was so thankful thank it protected me. At 2pm I started work, travelling to assess the damage to villages supported by Plan. I realised as I was taking notes while talking to people that I was shaking.”

Watch the video here:


One Response to “Viral Video: Eyewitness Footage of Typhoon Yolanda Washing Houses Away (Storm Surge)”

  1. Sammy on November 18th, 2013 2:28 pm

    Grabe…..kaya pala daming nasawi………..

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