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Michael Holmes, cnn anchor: this is Michael Holmes.
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Suzanne malveaux, cnn anchor: It's so disturbing.
Rotten bodies, they are almost everywhere.
Destroy towns and villages throughout the island.
This is all in the Philippines.
As you can imagine, despair and despair are now emerging in these communities.
People try to catch the great damage left by super storm Haiyan.
We just had a video showing the severity of the storm.
Look at this. (
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Oh, my God. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Authorities now estimate that as many as 10,000 people were killed in Friday's powerful typhoon, although the official death toll was 942.
Today, the president of the Philippines declared a state of disaster.
Holmes: As you heard at the beginning of the show, "worse than hell" is the way a storm survivor describes the situation in the Philippines.
In short, the damage is catastrophic.
Our Andrew Stevens, he's on his way to the storm.
He made incredible reports here.
This is the city of Tacloban.
Now he's out riding it.
He was in a hotel and actually helped save a family.
You will see it too.
This is his dramatic description. (Start Video)
Andrew Stevens, CNN correspondentvoice-over)
: The inside of the super typhoon is like this, 250 kilometers per hour, plus a strong wind rushing into a city.
A kind of white smoke, screaming noise smashed the window and tore apart the metal, water and debris.
Just a few minutes after we finished our live shoot, photographer Brad Olsen told HQ we were moving to a safer location (ph)
Took it where we just left.
Okay guys, I think we can wrap it up.
Stevens: With the destruction going on there, on the floor below, frightened residents crowded together, looking for protection against foam and numbing noise.
Someone prayed for their safety. STEVENS (on camera)
We took refuge in the corridor.
I think this is a relatively safe area.
This is a very affordable hotel.
We are far from the window.
But around us you will hear the broken windows and you will hear the sound of big objects falling and hitting the floor.
It's just a flood right now.
If you look behind me, I don't know if you can see, the stairs behind me are basically waterfalls now. STEVENS (voice-over)
Then a stream of black water began to pour into the hotel.
The storm has begun.
Male :(INAUDIBLE)go upstairs.
Stevens: It's on the first floor window in a few minutes.
A panicked family, now trapped in their room, broke the window and screamed for help.
We managed to send our mother to a safe place with a foam mattress and soon became clear about the reason for her panic, their daughter was severely disabled.
Storm chaser Josh Morgamen (ph)
I went back and brought the frightened girl to a safe place.
CNN producer Tim Schwartz helped save the rest of the family.
The water only rose a little.
In fact, the height of the storm has passed.
Two hours later, the wind had lost its deadly power.
Our scene is a broken shell.
But when we get outside, it's clear that most people in this city suffer more than we do. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Stevens: Even four days after the storm hit, Michael and Suzanne, we still don't have a clear understanding, and we don't have any real understanding of how extensive this damage is, how many towns like Tacloban and how many villages there are.
In fact, we have not heard from them yet, which means that they have not received any support at all.
These will be key issues in the coming days. Michael. Suzanne.
MALVEAUX: We also know that there is no electricity, there is no food, there is no water for thousands of storm survivors.
You can add to this House that is simply erased and just washed away.
Holmes: look at that.
The hospital is now crowded with patients.
We want to live in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
Yes, our Kristy Lou Stott is there.
She has been covering it all the time.
Kristie, you know, we talked about something in the international arena earlier, and one of the difficulties here is that there are dozens of islands in the Philippines.
Rescuers have not even seen many remote islands.
They don't know how bad it is now, do they?
Kristie lu stout, CNN International anchor: this is definitely true.
Now, my colleague Ivan Watson has the opportunity to fly with the Philippine Civil Aviation Authority to see the entire area of destruction, the entire storm zone.
Now, I think, if there is some good news, it is that people are very concerned about the western region of the East of vasias (ph)
Part of the Philippines.
It is a very remote area.
Worried that there will be a lot of people there who need help.
It turns out that the area is not as serious as many people are worried about.
So the focus of the rescue operation is definitely Sama province, and you hear the name over and over again, the city of Tacloban.
It is now 1: 00 in the morning. m.
In the morning here in the Philippines, no rescue flights entered the city of Tacloban because there was no electricity to light the runway.
As a result, the pilot was unable to land safely and deliver much needed relief supplies there.
But it may change soon. U. S.
Marines. they're on the ground.
They arrived on Monday.
They brought C.
There are 130 planes with them.
Aid, as well as a plan to put the airport there into operation within 24 hours
So even at this time of the day, or should I say night, 1: 00m.
Rescue workers can keep coming in the morning.
Also earlier on Monday, the Philippines sent special forces.
Special forces are there to provide assistance, as well as law and order, because there are a lot of concerns about security and violations.
When you talk to the survivors, this is an account I heard from Paula hancokes and Andrew Stevens, local in Tacloban city, and they get more and more frustrated. They are angry.
They said they were going through worse than hell.
The doctors said they couldn't go on because they didn't have the medicines and supplies they needed.
Let's remember that.
The storm landed on Friday.
It has been almost four days since the storm landed.
So this community, the entire population, has been blocked and isolated from the rest of the world for four days.
They need food, they need water, they need medicine, they need shelter, they can't wait any longer. Back to you.
MALVEAUX: Kristie, I think, I mean, it's estimated that 10,000 people were killed.
The official numbers are much lower.
But as you mentioned, when they find more families and those who have been isolated for four days, the figure could get bigger.
There are fears that the number will become bigger.
Just look at the surface of the land.
The population of Tacloban is about 220,000.
CNN recently interviewed an interior minister.
He said about 1 million people live in low-lying areas.
The terrain of the storm area.
Therefore, the potential for destruction of the population there is very, very large.
But that's what we're hearing right now.
The Philippine government says more than 600,000 people have been displaced.
According to the armed forces of the Philippines, the death toll is now more than 900.
But the Philippine Red Cross says it is concerned that the death toll in the entire storm zone is 10,000. Back to you.
Okay, Christie. thank you very much.
And, you know, just to understand how desperate the people who need help here are, you see this --
The man drew a message on the basketball court in this badly affected city and we have heard it all morning, Tacloban.
It says, "help. S. O. S. We need food.
"Holmes: Yes, the survivors who wander the streets there are confused and have to look around for food, water or medicine.
It is clear that rescue workers are still trying to reach these people.
Look at the ship that has just been dumped on by a huge storm.
Many people did not expect the storm to be so big, it caused great damage.
What you're talking about is that at least 600,000 people have been displaced by the storm.
I saw a number earlier and about 4 million children were affected by that.
Of course, one of them-
One of the risks of a storm like this, you have--
The water you get is damaged, and disease is a big fear for many rescuers there.
MALVEAUX: That's why they expect the death toll to increase, though.
To give you a feeling, an idea of how powerful this thing is, this typhoon Haiyan, look at this one.
Many experts believe Typhoon Haiyan may be the strongest tropical cyclone ever to land. It was 3.
Hurricane Katrina is five times the level 3 hurricane, and the tropical storm of super storm Sandy extends further, but only half the intensity of the Level 3 hurricane.
Holmes: Yes, in fact, the winds of Typhoon Haiyan are stronger than those of Hurricane Sandy and Katrina, just to let you know how big this is.
Now, after the attack in the Philippines, Haiyan was downgraded to a tropical storm, but then went to Vietnam.
The economy in southern China is now weakening.
MALVEAUX: Let's bring Chad Myers from the weather center and see where the storm is now.
Chad, where is it, where does it land, what will we expect next?
Chad Myers, ams meteorologist: You know, it crossed Hanoi and entered southern China, and now it's dying.
But the storm comes from more moisture and more warm water, and another storm is trying to develop behind the storm. Back you up.
In November 6, suddenly, the storm turned into a monster, 195 to 235, rolling over the islands there.
Then it will turn right.
We thought it would land somewhere near Hanoi, Vietnam. -
Missed Vietnam together.
Then come here between Hanoi and Hong Kong.
Right there now.
There are showers and--
A little flood is happening now.
There are still some convection here, but not as before.
Now it's five days away from where it actually landed. (INAUDIBLE).
Yes, I think-
As you said, I think there are 6 deaths in Vietnam, although there is actually no direct contact.
It's a huge, deadly storm.
But tell us what we're following up on.
Obviously it's not that big, but there's rain in it.
Miles: It's not that big, but, you know, it can still do a lot of damage to the wind even if it's 45 miles per hour.
Look at the sticks and stones that are everywhere. A 45-mile-per-
An hour of gusts can pick up that film, pick up that piece of plywood, pick up that piece of corrugated board, and throw it over, though it won't be a big storm, this is not the case.
The biggest loss in the history of the Philippines was Typhoon Selma 1991 ".
It killed between 5,100 and 8,000 people.
They don't even know how many people it killed.
This is probably the same idea that we think we will get a 2001 figure.
We will never--
There may be thousands of people, because there are still many missing in these remote villages.
We haven't even talked about hallmark yet. ph)City.
We haven't talked about all these other big towns, which have 20,000, 30,000 people.
We can't even get there. HOLMES: Yes. MYERS: But -
That's why we're talking about Tacloban because we can do it. MALVEAUX: Yes. HOLMES: Yes.
There is also the location of the place, dozens of islands that rescuers have not yet reached.
Chad, thank you very much.
There are Chad miles.
Miles: You're welcome.
MALVEAUX: It's also our time to work around the world.
We're talking about no food, no shelter, no electricity.
For many who survived the typhoon, this is a reality.
Now people are desperately searching for assistance.
Holmes: and, in all these disasters, signs of hope. Look at that.
The baby was born in a makeshift hospital at Tacloban airport.
Maybe a glimmer of hope.
We will be back soon. (
MALVEAUX: Aid has just begun to reach the worst-hit area in the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan. American C-
130 military aircraft carrying food, water and medicine began landing.
This is at Tacloban airport today.
CNN co-reporter Michael Holmes
Yes, very much.
Since the runway must be cleared, the planes will arrive three days after the storm.
In fact, they can't operate as the night falls because the lights on the runway don't work. The U. S.
The military will take over the airport operations and they will set up radar.
They will also set up lighting so that the airport can run 24/7 kilometers in the future.
MALVEAUX: The real problem is trying to provide all the assistance you see there to people who are absolutely desperate at this point.
The airport is 9 miles from the city center, and as you can imagine, many roads are still blocked, with large pieces of debris and wires falling in the storm.
This is a very dangerous situation.
The storm has displaced more than 600,000 people, who are desperate at this point.
Holmes: imagine thousands of people, the whole-look at this.
Look at the destruction.
Many people who used to live in these buildings are now as you can see on the street, many of them have to look around for food because the storm destroyed their homes, everything they had, all business.
Listen to how a victim described the situation. (
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Victim magina fernandez: come here now for international help.
It's really, really like bad, bad, worse than hell.
Worse than hell. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Holmes: The International Red Cross says it is realistic that an estimated 10,000 people have been killed in the storm, and they are actually talking about a region.
The official death toll is currently 942.
This is the official figure, but as we said, rescuers have not even reached the entire town, where the islands have been razed to the ground by typhoons and are considered completely destroyed.
MALVEAUX: now talk to us about how the victims are dealing with all this and it's hard to imagine how they are dealing with it, Ansherina CARE of the aid team.
You know, you saw that woman.
You heard despair in her voice.
She's at her turning point, and at this point you have a lot of people I imagine.
How do you help them?
What is the most important thing for them at the moment?
Ansherina grace talavera, a nursing communications officer: At this moment, the main needs they are trying to meet are ---
They express emergency food, water, shelter and medicines.
Many communities have not arrived so far.
We have teams on the ground, they do needs assessments on the ground, they haven't been to their communities, it's totally devastating.
Holmes: Four days later, I still don't really know how big this is.
One of those things that has to involve aid groups, we see in the video that the bodies are actually lying down the street and there is currently no way to bury them, many of them under the rubble.
Of course, this increases the likelihood of a disease, not to mention contaminated water supply, Wells, etc.
What did you do about this?
How urgent is that side of the matter?
TALAVERA: very urgent.
The food and water are running out.
Now, they can--
They are able to take advantage of drinking water, whatever it is to stay at home and in the community.
They say they don't know in a few days, they don't know where they will get food, where they will get water, and they have to turn to water from unsafe springs.
There may be many bodies lying on the ground. inaudible)buried.
There is a real need for mass casualty management as this will pose a threat to the health of survivors.
MALVEAUX: We know there are literally thousands of people who can escape the typhoon.
You have to imagine that they may also be in a very terrible situation because they are not going home.
It seems that what they left was almost destroyed.
What happens to these people?
Who is taking care of them?
TALAVERA: at present, some people are in the evacuation center, but unfortunately even the evacuation center designated for them has been destroyed by the typhoon.
Our colleagues in the local area say that people really work hard to start rebuilding their homes and get whatever is left from the debris, anything they can use, what they can get. MALVEAUX: Ms.
Thank you, Viya. -
So people are trying to survive, yes. MALVEAUX: Ms.
Talavera, thank you very much for your hard work and for all the people who care.
I mean, it's important.
You can only imagine that it is time for people to help others.
This is the time when it really matters.
Holmes: There are a lot of aid groups working there, and there are a lot of people.
By the way, you can look at a lot of things that happen on our site CNN. com/impact.
Many of these aid groups are listed there.
CNN has reviewed them, so you know that everything you give is good.
In this case, of course, what these groups need is cash, not anything else.
They just need money to make it happen and get the goods there.
Please help if you can do anything.
Families around the world are looking for loved ones.
The disaster was so serious that the authorities did not even know how many people were missing.
Holmes: Yes, next, we will hear any signs of a family searching for their sister online.
Social media plays a role in tracking people, and we do that when we come back. (
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed power and communication systems across the Philippines, making it very difficult and difficult to find loved ones.
Many family members who live outside the area just feel helpless.
Their phone, their text, their email.
No reply to the Mail
Holmes: Google is helping its people finder to make some of these connections easier.
What they did was to build a similar online tool after the Haiti earthquake.
This works in a similar way.
Meanwhile, others turned to social media sites such as Facebook, where Twitter posted photos of missing loved ones.
Our own Stephanie Elland talked to a family and hoped the Internet would help them find their half-sister. (Start Video)
Sister Nino arena in the typhoon disaster area: disgusting.
Stephanie Ilam, cnn correspondent: since Typhoon Haiyan hit, Nino arena and his sister Mary have been on social media looking for any indication that the hair is half-femaleph), is alive.
Arena: I hope it's day there, so at least we will make more progress.
We got more news.
ELAM: Family think 20-year-old Dailene (ph)
Her work in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC (ph)
Customer service is in the south of the battered city of Tacloban, São Paulo, rather than returning to her home in Jaro.
ARENA: she commute every day, but on this special day she decided to stay there due to bad weather.
The last text we got from her was just that she asked her mom if she was okay.
For Nino, photos of the aftermath of the typhoon hit their home.
Arena: I study in Tacloban city and look at is and the people there and I can see myself in that place.
I can see my half-sister in that place.
This is very private.
ELAM: perhaps the strongest tropical cyclone ever, Typhoon Haiyan has added three forces to the Philippines --and-a-
It was half as strong as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Nino, who constantly exchanged views with Dai Lin (ph)brother.
He's safe in Manila.
Arena: The building is solid, but it has only one floor and is very close to the water.
ELAM: Despite the large number of deaths, Nino is still optimistic.
How much hope is in your family?
Arena: very high.
We believe in God's intervention. we believe that she has succeeded.
Yram: Stephanie Yram, CNN, Los Angeles. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Holmes: for some other stories that are now making news around the world. And the U. N.
Iran's nuclear watchdog and Iran have just announced what they call a framework for cooperation.
The joint statement by the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran came a day after the breakdown of nuclear talks between the Iranian government and six world powers, which were held in Geneva.
Britain's foreign minister said sanctions against Iran would not be stopped until an agreement was reached on Iran's nuclear program.
Now, that's what Secretary of State John Kerry is saying. (
Start Video Editing)
Secretary of State John Kerry: No agreement has been reached on the end of the game.
This is the subject of negotiations.
Sanctions were imposed to facilitate negotiations. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Meanwhile, the Israeli prime minister said the proposed agreement was a bad deal for peace.
Today is the Veterans Day in the United States.
On November 11, Americans commemorated more than 21 million living veterans of the country, and of course, the anniversary of the end of World War I.
For the European audience, of course, you remember this day as a day of armistice.
This morning, President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the unknown at Arlington National Cemetery.
The president and first lady also held a breakfast ceremony at the White House for veterans and their families.
About four out of every ten veterans. S. are now 65-years-old or older.
MALVEAUX: home after the home was destroyed.
Next, we went with the military to the remote island damaged by the typhoon.
For our international audience, World Sports is the next one.