One reporter was actually in the thick of the storm and able to get some of the most incredible footage from the storm itself, according to Shanghaiist. The correspondent, CCTV’s Barnaby Lo, was on the Philippines’ Leyte Island — an area authorities now say is 70-80% gutted.
While Lo was reporting, the flooding got so bad that he was forced to flee. Lo said it was a “tsunami.”
Lo completed his report from a hotel room, explaining that he had already had to move from one room after another was “completely ripped off.” The ceiling began to fall in the new room, so they had to keep transferring between rooms.
Lo made it out okay, but he explained that the situation had felt like an “apocalypse” at the time.
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