November 8th. 2013 typhoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan, hits the Philippines. With gusts up to 320 km/h, it’s the strongest storm ever recorded.
It destroyed millions of palm trees, killed more than 6,000 people and has laid part of the Philippines, to the more poverty, than it already was. Many of those killed were poor, living in small huts of bamboo, cardboard and tin. More than 2,000 people are still missing.
With the storm came a tidal wave, that could not squeeze through the strait, between the islands of Leyte and Samar. In this strait, lies the city of Tacloban. The city, that materialistic and humanly, were hit hardest. But islands like Cebu and Malapascua, was also hit hard.