Days after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated Central Philippines, many have nothing left, they are without food or power and most lost their homes and livelihood.
But Haiyan is different. The United States' National Weather Service tagged typhoon Haiyan as a perfect storm in terms of its sheer size, its circular symmetry and the tightness of its eye. When it hit land, in Leyte and Samar provinces in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan’s ferocity set records. Sustained winds were 250 kilometers (160 miles) an hour with gusts of over 300kph—like standing behind the revving engine of a jumbo jet. But it was a 5-meter (16-foot) storm surge—an intense low pressure at the storm’s center sucking the sea level upwards—that caused the worst damage.
Disasters like Typhoon Haiyan brings into action the Filipino's moral instinct to help.
The management and staff of Enriquez Funeral Home - Urdaneta offer their sincerest prayers for those affected.