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this is cnn breaking news. where are good morning. i i'm anderson cooper reporting live from manila. throughout this hour, we're going to have extensive coverage of the disaster here in the philippines. typhoon haiyan causing untold devastation. at this point, we do not have an accurate death toll. there have been some estimates, as many as 10,000 people may have been killed in tacloban alone. some government officials say that may be an over-estimate. the bottom line is there are no accurate figures. and anything else is just
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speculation. right now, the immediate needs are for people in a number of places. not just tacloban and cebu, but a number of low-lying areas and town, all places in the philippines, places that the government has not been able to get to. people in desperate need of water and food. the exact numbers, we don't know how many people have been wounded. the hospital in tacloban has been overwhelmed for days. the relief effort has started to come in to focus, but bad weather has put a big question mark over the area. over the next couple of hours, the type of relief and what will be able to get in, in the wake of what is believed another tropical storm heading toward tacloban area. the reason we're coming to you from here at the airport, we actually had flown -- planned to land. and then we were told that all flights at that point were stopped at that point because of the bad weather. we have a lot of our correspondents in tacloban and cebu, over the past hour coming
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in. we want to give you as much information we can for the needs of the people here. and the needs are great. that cannot be overstated. what we've seen for the last three to four days now, it is tuesday now at 11:00. some of the most dramatic images we've seen in recent times. here is a look at what the storm looked like as it came ashore. >> reporter: the terror of super typhoon haiyan began with its winds. gusts reaching up to 235 miles per hour, well above the threshold of a category 5 hurricane. all many can do is simply pray. as millions brace themselves against haiyan's winds and punishing rains.
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it is the storm surge, however, that would cut the biggest path of destruction. walls of water up to 20 feet high, engulfing entire neighborhoods. the typhoon rages into the night. dawn brings a strange calm after the storm, and with it, the first glimpse of the full wrath of haiyan. >> get international help to come here now. not tomorrow, now. this is really, really like bad, bad, worse than hell. >> your husband -- >> reporter: worse than hell. buildings are now mangled, piles of wood and metal. family members pick through debris in desperate search for their loved ones. >> i have not spoken to anyone who has not lost someone, a relative, or something close to them. >> reporter: officials fear that over the 10,000 dead, the exact number not only because of the tremendous debris, but also because the philippines is made
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up of many hard to reach islands. many live in remote areas only accessible by boat or air. here on cebu, the rescue efforts are helped by choppers. with you many -- but many islands are on their own. one of the hardest-hit areas here is tacloban, a massive ship inland shows the raw power of the typhoon. with thousands clamoring for food, water, and medical attention, the authorities are focus on the needs of the living, before turning to those who did not survive. >> three days on into the storm itself there are still bodies by the side of the road. now, we can't show you the faces of the bodies as it is just too graphic. you can still see the terror as the wave hit on the faces of these bodies. >> reporter: an estimated 620,000 people are homeless from the storm. the government is simply overwhelmed and calling on the international community for help. the u.s. military is now taking
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control of the airport in tacloban and is flying in badly needed supplies. >> the word is -- i must go out of the city. >> reporter: days after what is likely the strongest storm in recorded history, its full impact is just starting to be discovered. we saw paula hancock in some of that piece, she has been doing remarkable reporting ove the last three, into the fourth day. she joins us now on the ground in tacloban. what is the situation now this tuesday, compared to what you have seen, say, yesterday? >> reporter: well, anderson, yesterday, i was actually thinking that the relief effort was picking up pace. the u.s. marines arrived. there were more helicopters, more planes arriving.
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but this morning there is very little as you know arriving here at the airport, because of that bad weather. we have had some torrential rain here, overnight, early morning hours of torrential rain, which is just horrific for those who don't have homes. people are sleeping out in the open. many people still do not have food and water. so it is a very desperate situation. there is a bottleneck here at the airport, which does happen in these situations. you can get supplies to the airport its. but to get it to people, incredibly difficult. and many of the residents are saying please tell the world we need food and water. and please tell the medical authorities they must move the bodies. it is a very difficult situation. the mass graves, they are digging them to try to bury those that lost their lives. 244 people are known to have died in just this area alone. where there is a quarter of a million people living. he says there are 600 more bodies they know about that they
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have not had enough time to recover, and on average, they can only recover several of them per day because it is so difficult to just get around. anderson? >> reporter: and people may be buried under many feet of debris, because there was the storm surge that moved with it so much debris. the corrugated tin, unless you have heavy equipment to move it, it's going to be very hard to move that. how are people able to get most importantly food and water and medical attention if they need it? >> reporter: well, the majority of people that need it and can walk and are not too injured to walk are coming here to the airport. so they're walking for hours and hours through the devastation to get here. and the military is giving out some rice and giving out water. they're also trying to get to the areas of the city, only about 15 miles away, 15 kilometers. but it is very slow going. and there is also the security
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situation, really, people are desperate. they're very hungry. they need food and water. and they're climbing up on the lorries as they move their way slowly through town, because they desperately need food and water. so the police are involved now to try to settle the security situation but it is a desperate situation. i have not heard many helicopters coming in today surely because of the weather and that is just adding insult to injury here. >> yeah, and we talked to chad myers in our 8:00 hour who said really over the next six or so hours that is when most of the rain will come through. obviously, that just adds to the misery, as you said. i know you were at the hospital a while ago. it seemed overwhelmed two days ago. is it still pretty much the same? >> reporter: well, there is a makeshift hospital we have been to actually here at the airport. it is basically one of the terminal buildings that was
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almost completely destroyed. but part of the roof is still intact. they have had to convert that into a make shift hospital which the day after i got here, the day after the storm they could only deal with cuts and bruises. one woman came here, with a severe gash to the head. there was very little they could have done other than to clean the wound and try to evacuate people out. it is still very basic, but better than nothing. a lot of private hospitals are closed down. i know the government hospital is the only one that is open. but the red cross said to me they just don't have the medication. they don't have the medicine they need. the pharmacies in town were looted, ransacked by people who were desperate to get what they needed. and the red cross themselves don't have what they need on the ground at the moment. >> reporter: and we'll talk to the head of the red cross in the philippines coming up just a little bit later. paula, i appreciate your reporting. you and your team stay safe.
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so many images that really have just started to emerge from the height of the storm. some extraordinary pictures i want to show you. this is a man named james reynolds, a storm chaser, who in conjunction with some other storm chasers and a team of cnn personnel, who were riding out the storm, intervened trying to help people who were in great danger from the flood waters. they were in grave danger. some of the storm surge that came in. take a look at what they witnessed. >> one more! any more in there, josh? >> two more.
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>> james, we're seeing the video you shot of rescuing people outside your hotel along with some of the other storm chasers and the cnn staff you were with. take us back to that moment when you realized i got to put down the camera, i got to stop helping people? >> it was a perilous situation, anderson. the storm had been in full swing about two hours by that point. the hotel was shaking from the thunderous gusts and massive pieces of debris crashing into the side of the hotel. and then the water came up with such alarming speed that it caught these people off guard. and just the chilling sound of a woman screaming desperately as she smashed a window with her hands, just in this absolute desperate situation to escape that room and get out with her family. it also included a disabled daughter and elderly relatives
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as well. so i with the rest of my crew managed to get some mattresses out there as a flotation aid, to get these people out of that situation. but it was a real 50/50 flip of a coin situation, that could have ended in tragedy, anderson. >> i think a lot of people don't realize unless you have been in one of those things, in that water, it is not just the power of the water sweeping people away. it is all the stuff in the water, the nails, the debris, the wood that can slice you open. it can kill you. >> yeah, absolutely, anderson, and we experienced that effect firsthand with mark, who was one of the first people to try to rush to the assistance of this family. he sustained a major leg injury, a piece of old rusty metal roofing was under water and sliced through to his shin, right down to the bone.
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a very, very serious injury. thankfully, we managed to escape the city very quickly. if mark was still there now he would probably be dead. and that is just how the situation escalated beyond our control, really, and it was very alarming and disturbing. and there is also the threat of electricity. i could feel the current of electricity through my legs, must have been some power lines in the street a few 100 meters away. and that was the incredible unnevering he -- unnerving and the risk with the floodwaters rising close by. >> wow, it is incredible you could feel it through your legs. that is incredible. you have covered a lot of storms, i think you have been in more than 30 typhoons and hurricanes. how does this one compare? >> this is off the scale. the meteorologists are saying this is possibly the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history. you know, there is no set procedure when you are dealing
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with a storm this strong. we were fortunate enough to have access to a lot of data and have knowledge about what to expect before the storm that we took as many precautions to keep ourselves safe. but even then, the situation escalated out of control as the hotel was starting to flood. and you know, we had to get in there and help people out. it was really, really severe, and just totally incomparable to anything i have been through before, anderson. >> and even though the government, there were evacuations, large numbers of people, lot of people didn't expect the storm surge. and i think that is clearly what caused so much damage and loss of life. how were you able to finally get out? as you said, one of your colleagues was badly injured? >> there were three of us, in the team i was with. and every person, you know, it was vital that they were there. the more brains, just trying to work out how the hell we were
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going to get out of there. we were going to do reconnaissance where one of us was going to hike to the airport to see what was the deal there. luckily we had radio so we could stay in communication with one another. it was just picking up little tidbits from people, to formulate a plan. and we took a gamble, we walked to a military staging area, happened to speak to a person of interest, saying there is a chopper coming, there is space on it, you can get on it, get to the airport, and from there on we were on a hospital to cebu. a real piece of luck to be able to escape so fast. >> reporter: well, james reynolds, i'm glad we were able to talk to you and you were able to get out. and thank you for all of your footage, and what you did for people who were there. i want to bring in richard gordon, ceo of the philippines red cross. i talked to him earlier today about the efforts going on. he is chairman of the red cross. let's listen in. richard, in terms of the
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difficulties of getting aid to people right now in tacloban, what is the hardest part for you? >> the heavy lifting of goods that are needed, like a lot of food. water, filtration plants. trucks, this heavy, heavy going -- it is hard going. and we're almost there, but hopefully we'll make it by today. we started two nights ago. hopefully we'll be there. we came by land from manila. and another group is out in the other province on its way there. it will carry 25,000 food parcels to our people. >> reporter: i understand that one of your trucks with aid actually had to turn around because of security concerns. what happened? >> that is correct. they were stopped on the bridge. the moment you stop right now people are going to mill around. any helicopter, any truck that stops or lands are going to be surrounded by people who are in need.
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and that is why we have to have strong measures by the authorities to ensure that the humanitarian services and goods are delivered to the area they would be very much needed. and it would be really great if they can move faster. >> reporter: how concerned are you about the rain that is coming today, just adding to people's misery there? >> we are very concerned, because the land may be saturated with water, and you may have landslides or flash floods. not very much concerned about storm surges. but nonetheless, you have made a very good point about storm surges, because they have to understand what it is all about. it is not a minitsunami. but we need to know that any typhoon could turn for the worse and have landslides or floods. so we're very concerned about that. in fact, i'm trying to decide if we can still go through in spite of that typhoon.
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>> reporter: and richard, in terms of people wanting to donate, wanting to help, what kind of things does the red cross need most? is it simply a matter of money? >> well, it is easier if it is money. but you know, if they want to donate, we'll take it in kind. but there is always, you know, the sorting it out and bringing it over there. they could be better off bringing it in cebu, we have a red cross warehouse in cebu, but they could find an organization, would be a very good website to do so. >> reporter: richard gordon, i know you're busy. i appreciate the time you took to talk with us. no doubt we'll check with you throughout the coming days. we'll take a quick break. when we come back, we'll talk to the mayor of tacloban and find out about the situation as the new storm approaches. we'll be right back. and wele
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coverage here of typhoon haiyan. the disaster in the philippines, what has been left behind. you're looking at the city of tacloban, probably the hardest-hit area. of course, we've seen areas like this in japan after the tsunami there. but every time, the image is fresh, hard to imagine, to adjust your eye to it. it takes a while to really understand what you're looking at. just the block after block of devastation. and that storm surge which carried with it so much debris,
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so much wood, corrugated tin from people's homes. so much just piled up on the streets, which makes it extremely difficult to distribute the aid. even walking down the road is extremely difficult. the number of fatalities, we don't know. the focus is on the living right now, focusing on their immediate needs, food and water. and trying to get medical care to those who have been injured by some of the debris, the water and the collapsing buildings. i wanted to talk to the mayor of tacloban who we spoke to in our previous hour. he actually survived by having to climb onto his roof. this is my conversation with the mayor. mr. mayor, from everything i understand you are very lucky to be alive. i understand you had to punch holes and climb on to your roof. what happened?
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>> oh, actually, it was not the house. it was beside my house. there was a big ball room. and the ceiling was about 20 feet high. and the next thing we knew that we were just -- when the waves came in, it just brought us up. and our -- we had no choice but to punch a hole in the ceiling. and hide between the ceiling and the roof. and the waves were breaking in the roof. the place was a resort, and it is like a ball room. so it is a huge roof. a tall roof. and the waves just came so fast. and -- but worse than that was the wind, the wind was just so strong that the visibility was about 10 or 15 feet. just no way you could even look because it was so strong that it practically pulled out your eyes. it was the first time we've ever experienced that. you couldn't see anything. and there was just howling winds. >> reporter: in terms of how your city is right now, there
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have been estimates of different death tolls. explain -- do you have any sense of fatalities in your city, and people who are wounded? do you have any numbers? >> well, the numbers that we've seen, physically that we have retrieved is about 250 bodies already. but we can now only search more with -- with -- with some smell. you know, with the smell. because a lot of bodies were mixed up with all the rubble. and all the debris. and we are getting reports also of some houses that were buried. and we see some bodies floating. and these are the things that we're trying -- the stuff that you're trying to do to retrieve right now. but accessibility is a problem in some of our small communities. because all the debris is just scattered all over and it is very difficult to get into these places.
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>> reporter: what are the greatest needs of people there in tacloban right now? food, water, shelter? >> yes, food, water and shelter are the greatest needs right now. we were paralyzed here in the city government. and only -- out of about 300 policemen, only less than 30 were able to make it, showed up. and many are still missing. even our own crew in the city government, we're about 1,300 strong, and only less than 100 reported. because everything is damaged. even all the vehicles. that is why it paralyzed us. and we could hardly move. and it was all by foot and all through volunteers that we were able to recover many bodies and we are able to do many rescue. >> that is the mayor of tacloban.
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when we come back, we have to take a short break, but coverage of the philippines continues. we're going to meet a storm chaser who actually road out the storm in tacloban by hiding inside a swimming pool. we'll explain why.
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it often takes several days,
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even weeks sometimes from a storm of this magnitude to even see images of what the storm looked like for those who were able to live through it and ride it out. earlier today, i spoke to jim edds, a storm chaser, who actually had to jump into a swim pool to get out of the wind. he thought the swimming pool was the safest spot he has ever been in. he said of all the storms he covered, he has never seen anything like typhoon haiyan. here is my conversation with jim. jim, you have been through a lot of storms, how did this compare? >> oh, this was at the top. the strongest wind, the incredible storm surge, and just really devastated the entire area. >> did you expect the storm surge, because i know it caught a lot of people in tacloban by surprise. >> well, the last report i heard said 195 miles an hour wind. i knew it was coming. there was a lot of low-lying areas.
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and yeah, i knew exactly what was coming. they didn't, but i sure did. >> you rode out part of the storm in the swimming pool. explain that. >> well, the leyte park resort where i was is elevated 15 feet above the sea level, so there was not a storm surge problem. but we were up higher and we had a clean fetch of wind off the water. so it was full-on wind there. everything it had blew through there. a lot of times as the storm is ramping up, you can move around and get some shots. and that was my plan to shoot some video of the wind going through the palm trees and around the little villas out back. and i was out there lining up shots. and i noticed the water was just blowing horizontal over the edge of the pool and going over. and i was trying to frame up a
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shot. there was a bigger gust coming in. i said whoa, it was too dangerous. i didn't have time to sneak around the villa and seek shelter. i just jumped in the pool, because you know, i was safer in the pool under water holding up my camera filming than i was trying to get back into the villa. it was the first storm that i was in where the winds were so high that you didn't have time to make it. so i am quite comfortable in the water, a scuba diver, on the swim team, so that, to me, was safe. >> you also shot video of people, one man was on crutches trying to get through the water. you -- i mean, how did the -- did the people you saw, did they seem prepared? >> i don't think they knew what was coming, anderson. they get typhoons in the philippines all the time.
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but my estimation is they say, okay, another typhoon. okay, it is the same drill whether it is a one or five. they go to their usual place and get their provisions and they ride it out. they have never ever seen that kind of storm surge come in. or else they would have been elsewhere. they didn't know what beast was coming into town. they just were not prepared for that. >> i know over the weekend you called the relief efforts shameful. how do you think they're going now? >> well, anderson, to be honest, this story gets sadder by the hour. the international community needs to turn loose every asset they have, and get in there and help save people's lives. because that is the most important thing right now. look, i was lucky to get out of that airport. i was severely dehydrated. i was one of the lucky ones. i got out on a c-130 over to cebu where i have internet
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connection to get the story out. people have wounds, they will get infections. you won't get too many days with the severe dehydration. i was getting to where i was losing my mind. i was not thinking clearly. the people at the airport, they were severely dehydrated and all they wanted to do was get out of there. and it was difficult. it is just desperate. and that was three days ago. so i can't imagine what it is like now. like i just said, this story gets sadder by the hour. >> reporter: and the hospital there, clearly overwhelmed. >> yeah, one of the hardest things was you can't get around in the city. i spent all day and half the next day just covering an area where i'm going over fallen concrete poles, wires, debris, boards with nails. it is tough getting around there. there are a lot of people that are hurt there. and if you could get to the
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hospital, that is -- that was a long hike from where i was. so i don't know, they got to get the heavy equipment in there and clear these roads, these main arteries going into the city and then have checkpoints where they can get aid out. but until they clear these roads with the heavy equipment, it is just -- nothing is going to change. >> and that is still a huge issue. jim, i'm glad you made it and glad you made it out. and i appreciate you showing your video to the world. thank you. >> yeah, thanks for having me. >> reporter: want to quickly check in with isha sesay, who has a 360 bulletin. >> anderson, on this day, president obama placed a wreath on the tomb of the unknown at the arlington national cemetery. and pledged that the nation would never forget the sacrifices who served the nation. he gave special attention to the man who survived pearl harbor
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and served in okinawa. and negotiations to cut the nuclear plans should not be rushed. remarks from jon kerry came after talks failed to produce an agreement. this week, kerry will testify on the negotiations before the senate banking committee. and suspended player richie incognito defended himself in an interview on fox nfl on sunday. saying his alleged bullying of his teammate, jonathan martin, is misunderstood. >> john never showed signs that football was getting to him. the locker room was getting to him. my actions were coming from a place of love. no matter how bad and how vulgar it sounds, that is how we communicate. that is how our friendship was. and those are the facts, and that is what i'm accountable for. >> and a new study in the journal of pediatrics reports that violence in pg-13 movies is
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surging, gun play has more than tripped since 2005, and from 2009 to 2012, the pg-13 films have contained as much or more violence than films rated r. anderson, back to you. >> reporter: all right, isha, thank you very much. when we come back, we'll take a quick break. i want to check with chad myers, our severe weather expert. severe weather is moving in and that will make it hard to get supplies in in tacloban. and also anna coren, who is in cebu, checking on the situation there. we'll be right back with more. ♪ ♪ ♪
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welcome back. i'm anderson cooper. i'm in manila at the airport. if you watched our report
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earlier, you know we were trying to get into tacloban, and we were not able to move in. a weather system had moved in and we had to scramble just to get back here. i want to check in with chad myers, our severe weather expert in atlanta, and get a sense of where the weather system is affecting people on the ground in a matter of hours in tacloban. chad, there is a lot of concern on the ground here about the weather. how does it look? >> well, you know, your flight was cancelled because of it, turned around. other flights, same story because there is no equipment at the airport. the airport had 15 feet of water on it. there is no equipment there, so you can't do ifr, instrument flight rule landings. there is no way to get in there whether it's rainy or if it's windy. so the ifr is gone, we only had marginal visual flight rules, so you couldn't get there. so you had to fly back and stay in manila. even for you, 6:00 local time for you, you will be able to get on another flight. because as the back side comes back, the rain will move by.
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i believe right now the low pressure system we have been talking about is down here to the south and will move off to the west away from you. so in a few hours, everything gets better but it was a big square because there was a chance of this turning into something much more sinister. here is the story of haiyan. it was a 195-mile-per-hour hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, same thing. just different oceans. they mean exactly the same thing, they spin the same way unless you're south of the southern hemisphere of the equator. 195. and that is equal for an ef-4 tornado on the ground. and people said the winds lasted for four hours. so the an ef-4 tornado in oklahoma lasted four minutes and it is gone, could you imagine the typhoon over your house for four hours, and katrina, that was a big storm. ask the people in gulf port. the story is, though, 125 to 195
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seems 60%, 100% higher but it doesn't work that way. anderson, you would take a look at one square foot of a building, just maybe one square foot of a window, just the force of sandy, 16 pounds per square foot, 120 miles per hour, katrina, 36 pounds per that same square foot. 196 miles per hour, 96 pounds per that same square foot. and if we really had wind gusts of 235, it was 140 pounds blowing that window out, blowing those buildings down. that is why this storm was so much bigger than all the other storms we've ever seen before. anderson. >> reporter: amazing, the power of that storm. chad, i appreciate the report earning on that. i want to introduce you to jacqueline branson, there are many watching around the world who have relatives in tacloban who have not been able to get in
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touch with their loved ones. jacqueline branscomb was able to get in touch with her parents but desperately wants to get them out because of health concerns. i talked to her just before we went on air. jacqueline, i know friday was the last time you heard from your parents. what did they say on friday? >> well, right before the storm hit, my dad called. he told me the plan was they would stay in the upper level of the house. it is a two-story house. and that he went ahead and bought some food and some water. and that he thought that it was not going to be that bad of a storm from what it looked like because he thought it was going to move pretty fast. so their plan was to stay in the upper level of the house. >> and i understand you just got some word from a relative who walked like six hours to actually find your parents. how are they doing? >> i am not too sure. i believe that they're okay. what happened, my relative, my
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cousin walked from -- about a 45-minute drive from tacloban. a couple of my cousins walked to tacloban city to check on my parents in utop. my belief is that they drove their car back over to tubutton somehow. might have been able to work around the roads, and they had to leave because the house was in bad shape, and the smell, the stench, it was getting bad for my mom, especially with her asthma. >> i know you're hoping to get your parents out of tacloban because of their health. what are their health issues? >> well, my mom in particular, a few days before they left to go back to philippines, they went back on october 31st, a few days
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before that, my mom was in the hospital. she had an infection, and her copd, bronchitis was acting up. she had it for a long time. we were worried she wouldn't have her medicine with her and could not walk around for long periods of time. my dad has diabetes, and arthritis, as well. he is also in some pain. so we're not too sure what his status is, especially being able to fight against a typhoon like that, and protecting our mom. our main concern is my mom, with her health, and her ability to be able to breathe, eat, have clean water and to be able to take all of her medicine. >> and obviously, it is a chaotic situation, trying to get a loved one out. jacqueli jacqueline, i wish you the best. stay strong, i hope your situation continues to get better. thank you very much. >> thank you. well, there is a lot of concern about areas, not just tacloban, obviously. we'll talk to our correspondent when we come back.
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we have a number of correspondents all throughout the philippines trying to give you as accurate a picture of what has been happening in the past four days. i want to talk to anna coren, she is in cebu. she has been there and also there for the search for the missing. >> reporter: this airport in cebu has become a meeting ground for supplies for survivors, all shell shocked from what they have just lived through. >> i cannot say anything just yet, i am still in shock. i am so sorry. >> a lot of our friends are dead, some of our family members are dead. so it is really devastating. >> reporter: as the death toll grows by the day, families here desperately wait for news of their loved ones. >> i am the only survivor of the family, and i want to know then if they are still alive. >> so many people frankly just do not have information. communication is spotty at best, and a lot of areas have not even been gotten to by government
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officials, by relief agencies. anna coren joins us from cebu. how are things there today, anna? what is the situation? >> reporter: well, anderson, the relief operation certainly has stepped up a gear in the last half hour. the largest plane in the world, a russian plane has just landed from china, pack filled with aid. of course, we know the people on the ground in the disaster zones desperately need food, clean water, medical supplies and shelter. now, several c-130 hercules planes have also landed there to pick up aid and to take it to those areas, as well. obviously, the weather is a real problem. you have experienced it yourself. but certainly here it has been raining. and that could slow down the operation. it is certainly going to hamper with the relief efforts, but
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obviously will cause more misery on the ground, anderson. >> reporter: in terms of, you know, you talked to a woman who is still searching for her family members. in terms of actually recovery efforts, is there heavy equipment on the ground? how are people actually searching through rubble? >> reporter: yes, looking at the moment, anderson, i really believe the focus is just on the survivors and getting aid and supplies to them. you know, we are just going days into the typhoon hitting the philippines. so these people are going days without the basic necessaries. we were on a really remote island and picking up the wounded and the injured, ferrying them back. people with broken bones and internal injuries. and this is just a handful. as we flew back to cebu, there were people on their homes, on their properties just waving frantically into the air.
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there is a real sense of desperation, anderson, but the problem is getting the help, the aid out to those people who so desperately need it. >> that is anna coren in cebu, we'll have more coverage in just a moment. [ man ] look how beautiful it is. ♪ honey, we need to talk. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. i did a little research. with a medicare supplement plan,
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