November 13th, 2013
10:32 PM ET

Typhoon devastation beyond Tacloban

Anderson and his team saw the devastation in Tacloban up close. But the full extent of the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan is still coming into focus. Anderson rode with U.S. Marines to view the damage to Samar Island.

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  1. gary and nan grondin

    I had been watching Anderson Cooper's coverage of Typhoon Haiyan. From our hearts we thank you for being the best ever journalist to see first hand re. the condition at Tacloban city.Speaking the truth, walking the streets, speaking to people and seeing the people dead and alive, where nobody from the Govn't of the Phil, on the 5th day was seen. Food, water, shelter being priorities and removal of dead bodies their dignities exposed for everyone to see. I don't think I've seen anybody giving blessing of the dead and sick, w/c is important of Filipinos lives.Thank you and God bless.

    November 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
  2. Agnes

    Without the foreigners doing the job expected from Filipinos themselves, victims will all starve and "RIP". What a shame of excuses the Filipino officials are giving the world that , " Police force themselves are victims, so they can't served their countrymen; that allegedly the insurgents are hampering the delivery causing much delay to reach the victims ( well, this goes to show that insurgents are more organized than their gov't counterparts regardless of the terrain. They remain capable of attacking while the govt servants are not. Is this the reason why more are joining their ranks? What a shame to the world, Sir!!!)Time to let the world know what these politicians are doing. We are just so fed up indeed.

    November 16, 2013 at 9:09 am |
  3. zitarose Mijares

    good morning Team Anderson..... please visit my mother"s hometown in Medillin, Cebu. They too were badly hit by typhoon Yolanda......I have plenty of relatives there. I hope Medillin, Daan Bantayan, Malapascua will also be given international aid. Thank you very much.

    November 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm |
  4. Gloria Pates Tandan

    "Veritas liberabit vos" Indeed, the realm of our Philippine political system is a great cancer. The broadcast may serve as an eye opener (again and again) for us Filipinos to realize, change and work together to progress our way of life. Criticism hurts but truth prevails. Thank you so much for the uncallous efforts that influenced magnanimous international aid and support.

    November 15, 2013 at 11:50 am |
  5. melody

    thank you very much for your unselfish, honest reporting and news coverage! like most of us here overseas we can only rely on the international news as we know since that our government are corrupt!please continue to help and expose the condition of our country, for we knew that as soon as these situation stabilises most politicians will all be instantly hiding or pocketing international aids! this was proven since years ago!we would have a better equipment or rescue systems and infrastructure if the money all goes to where it should belong but it just proves that in these kind of crisis even the basic resources,our government can not provide. thank you MR ANDERSON!

    November 15, 2013 at 10:56 am |
  6. Ernie

    Thank you for reporting the truth, through this other nations team can know what to help us with, it is better for US military to take over. You were able to speed up the rescue, again thank you

    November 15, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  7. Kaye

    Thank you so much Mr. Anderson Cooper, We greatly appreciate you and your team's effort, hard work and dedication to fly to the Philippines and get the exclusive coverage on the devastation of typhoon Haiyan. Me and my family here in Canada is tuned in to CNN all the time to get an update in the Philippines, I myself have a family in Iloilo particularly in Estancia and Bayas who were also hit by this devastating tragedy, I am hoping that the relief and aid is coming to them for their houses were washed away and they are only relying for the relief and aid to survive for a day to day basis. Kudos to CNN and your team for showing us everything that we want to know, you served as our eyes and ears on this tragedy that is so heartbreaking and horrifying. hoping that in the days that come we will be able to also get an update on the other provinces that were affected. God bless and Thank you!

    November 15, 2013 at 9:12 am |
  8. alfie

    HI! just to let you know that you are the Filipino people's hero right now. you did and amazing job of exposing the truth. everybody is talking about your show in facebook. Thank you very much for your help. im alfie and im in Canada.

    November 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
  9. Sheila

    Mr. Anderson thank you for visiting and having coverage for the victims of typhoon in Philippines. I know there been a lot of donations especially monetary to help the victims. But until now the Philippine government is so slow helping the victims. I am scared that the money given by other nations were just gonna fall in the pocket of corrupt government officials...

    November 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  10. Judy Vander Plaats

    Anderson, our daughter-in-laws family is starving in the Phillipines. NO food or water is getting to them! I know you were out there and we saw your newscast from there. have you any idea when these dear people will get any help??

    November 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  11. Erin

    I can't help but feel very emotional over all of this. Samar is known for its very industrious people and the spirit there is wounded. My grandmother passed away a few months ago and the image of this lady in a wheelchair brings all kinds of memories flooding back – her look, the way I saw my own grandmother in the ICU many times. To the armed forces: with all my heart, thank you for taking them to a safe place. Thank you to everyone – the international community and Philippine aid workers – who has taken time to help, small or large. Words fail to express my gratitude as well as express my grief over this devastation.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  12. Stella Escario-Doiron

    Thank you for making people aware of the other devastated areas outside of Tacloban. Please share information on Bantayan Island with over 130,000 residents which was directly hit by the eye of the typhoon. They did a great job minimizing the loss of lives but over 95% of the homes are damaged or destroyed. The local government needs continued help with shelter, water and food supply to ensure that no additional lives are lost.

    November 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  13. Daniel Quach

    Why didn't the government of Philippine evacuate from the high risk areas?

    November 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
  14. kereily

    Thank you Mr. Anderson for getting to Guiuan E. Samar. My mom's home province. The past few days the focus has been Tacloban but seeing the devastation in Tacloban, we former residents of E. Samar who are now living overseas (USA, etc.) know that the towns there would be similarly or worsely damaged as the typhoon first made landfall there.

    My uncle is the mayor of MacArthur E. Samar, and I think he was in this video @ 2:19 in the background, the guy on the left with the white(light colored) hat and white t-shirt. We are so happy to see him alive. My cousins, his kids are all here in the US, and they are so worried and wanting to see at least a glimpse of their dad & Mom. THANK YOU!

    November 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
  15. Maureen Ceniza

    Aderson, you and your team are doing a great job. We follow you to have a true idea of what is happening in Tacloban. I have a brother whose house was totally wiped out, but he, and his wife and 3 kids survived – thanks be to God! The National Government worked faster and more international help were pledged since your first coverage. I can see that you truly empathized with the most desperate and helpless survivors. Please help them, specially the children who have been orphaned, or get the people who is supposed to help them be on their toes so that immediate help can be given to them. I have a feeling that more people have died who were swept into the sea, buried in the mud, or under the debris. What if there are survivors in the other parts of Leyte who have not been reached and maybe dying now. What about those isolated islands? will continue to follow your reports. Thank you very much.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:36 am |
  16. Gabriela Silang

    In fairness to the national government, this is a first of this magnitude hence the preparations of the local govts didnt work. Precisely because the local govt people were themselves victims. Let us not give up on helping and hoping.

    November 14, 2013 at 1:56 am |
  17. Mae F

    Thank you so much Anderson & CNN for showing the world how inept the local government of Tacloban as well the national government for the very slow aid to those devastated by super typhoon Haiyan. Sad to say the same kind of people get elected every year due to nepotism & wide spread graft & corruption. My country of birth who gets hit with an average of 20 tropical storms per year is so unprepared. How many more Yolandas do we need until we wake up and realize that voting for the right people makes a big difference during disasters.

    Thank you USA, UN and the international community for stepping up when our own Philippine government was too slow to respond.

    November 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm |

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