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Video: Storm Photographer Shares Experience With Deadly Typhoon Haiyan In Tacloban

New Update: Aftermath video just released by Jim Edds.

Warning - Graphic content in this video viewer discretion advised

Video interview with storm photographer Jim Edds that has just returned from Tacloban, Philippines.

 Jim Edds now safe in Cebu took the time today to share his experience with  deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan. This is a follow up video interview with Jim from the one that I shared a few days ago about 2 hours before the landfall of the typhoon in Tacloban.

Please be advised that there is some graphic visuals in this video from the aftermath and casualties from the storm surge. 

Jim Edds jumps into swimming pool during Typhoon Haiyan intense winds. 

Typhoon Haiyan strong winds bend palm trees.

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Reader Comments (24)

The entire TARC community would like to welcome Jim back safely. We recognize and respect his chasing and broadcast efforts, which we use in an educational way to illustrate to people why they have to take severe weather in a serious manner.

It's a shame that in today's society we still have people who don't want to evacuate. Perhaps we need a national radio program regarding severe weather and emergency preparedness and/or a educational course in middle-high school.

Great job Jim!
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick F. Panico III
Amazing interview. What a story.
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Shumate
Jim has always been a well respected storm chaser and storyteller. I can't imagine having to capture what he did, and we're all heartbroken for the people of the Philippines. Amazing story. Good work @StormVisuals on Twitter over the last few days.
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Peterson
Great interview Jeff! So glad you got this! So glad Jim is ok!! What an experience!
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
It looks like your location is Leyte Park Hotel. Are you also going to do some survey. My hometown is Tolosa Leyte do you think you can get an updated information from this town. I am worried for my Mom her name is Paulita Lagutan. If you can please maybe you can update me with her whereabouts. And please take care!
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Lagutan
Thank you so much for your amazing work. Appreciate you telling the story. Sounded really rough getting out of there. Hope you have a good trip back to Pensacola.
November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSAY
Thank you for the great coverage. Be safe!!!
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJody
That is a very scary experience!
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAl
jim i am so glad that u are safe and sound i was really worried about you and it concerned me since tim paul and carl never made it home tot here families thats what hit me alittle i prayed alot but this is such an unfathomable tragedy the images are horrible but i do respect mother nature alot amazing video u have there i am so speechless no words my heart and prayers go out to the people of the phillipines and may god watch over them

glad u are safe and able to get food and refreshments god blesss yu hurrry home safe and sound in florida

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November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimTwister

Unconfirmed but try nonetheless. Please give us feedback if you get through!

Credit: Iris Sanez

TO ALL MY FRIENDS WANTING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT TACLOBAN, you might find these pieces of information I was able to gather around helpful.

As of 7:30pm today, the Tacloban City Police Station had cellular communication installed by the AFP. You can call them through these numbers (Area code 053) :
CD,TCPO = 325-4442
OPERATION BRANCH = 325-8808/520-188/321-2021
INTEL BRANCH= 325-4477
CPSC GATER = 520-8666/321-5133
POLICE STATION 1 =323-3449/523-2510
V & G PCP = 327-4413
SAN JOSE PCP= 323-9211
POLICE STATION 2= 321-6968/325-3913

As of 4pm today
- Established Satellite City Hall and you can contact Atty. Irene Chiu for your concerns: 09173104288 or 09333672737.

Bethany (flooded but still operational)

St Paul's Hospital
Calanipawan/ VnG Talipapa
Kassel City Subdivision
Abucay (except structures of light materials)
VnG Phase 5
San Gerardo
Angelicum area
Fatima (except seaside Fatima but with survivors)
Robinsons area (with flooding at back area (for further verification)

Old Road, Sagkahan
EVRMC Hospital
Manlurip, San Jose
Rest of San Jose
RJD Homes (with survivors)
El Reposo (structures damaged)
Paseo-Anibong (numerous casualties)
Old Market (damaged and gutted by fire)
PHHC (particularly seaside; with survivors)
Botanical/UP area
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJet Arnado
The footage you shot of the shanty homes to your left was my wife's family (Advincula/Arentoc). The 2nd house, that stuck out the furthest, was hers. We've not heard from any of her family members. The mother chose not to evacuate and stay on the shore. Thank you for your video to give us some sense of what was happening. We're praying for good news but understand the odds are against us. Thank you. ... Paul (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Noworyta
The footage you shot of the shanty homes to your left was my wife's family (Advincula/Arentoc). The 2nd house, that stuck out the furthest, was hers. We've not heard from any of her family members. The mother chose not to evacuate and stay on the shore. Thank you for your video to give us some sense of what was happening. We're praying for good news but understand the odds are against us. Thank you. ... Paul (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Noworyta
Ungas ka Jim
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim
I assume he was using a GoPro camera as seen on 60 Minutes last night.
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRich Logan
Jim I am an American citizen that is half Mexican and other half Romanian/German. I lived in the Philippines 10 years at least. I thank you so much for your efforts. My daughter lives in one of the neighborhoods that had minimal distruction according to the list posted here!! My stress has lessoned some thank you thank you!! I hope the house stood up. Can you imagine her mother wanted to move in downtown where all of those people were hit. She asked me and I insisted no. Thank goodness they are there. Last I spoke to my daughter I asked her to PLEASE stay in the house because I know the location geographically is safer. I hope her mother didn't listen to some relative or friend and go to another house or evacuation point, but I know my daughter will stand up and remind her mother as to why to stay there.Thanks to Jet Arnado for the information!!!! Also regarding the common approach there, people are so use to typhoons and have survived so many times, they truly often don't take it too seriously at time. I've seen so many people just look out the window and say, "oh there's a typhoon" or sometimes say nothing during this season there. Many just didn't expect it to be this strong. Many didn't have anywhere to go because i am almost positive that there were NOT enough evacuation facilities. It's very sad. The normal media doesn't show the true force like this. I have deep compassion for all of these people. If only I had the resources at THIS time I would go there. Thank you Jim!!!! And thank you Stormvisuals for providing this resource. Chris Messer
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Messer
God almighty, Jim

So glad you got the heck out of there alive. What a chase for you... Bet no one will top that this century.

Keep up the good work...
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Collura
Let us all pray that my country ,the Philippines, will surpass this devastation and catastrophe!! My take on this- this supertyphoon has shown all the amazing goodness in each and everyone of us!! God spare us from another destruction like this one!!
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMila Torre Frange
November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJan ( Chicago )
Hi Jim, that you for sharing this video. Thanks to God you are safe.
November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndre Bonnie Balderas
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Jim and for telling the world how it was on that dreadful day here... We never really had a sufficient warning and heads up on the reality of the surges and all for this category... It's nothing like we experienced here before... Well, God bless you and may God bless and heal our country...
November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
I'm so glad you made it out alive!
November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Garcia
soldiers, policemen and local officials are victims themselves...prisoners escaped too...latest news I've heard, they are restoring peace and order... people are hungry, they have not eaten for days. some interviewed have not eaten for 3 days....unreachable areas could be worse! this is depressing :(
November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee
Jim, Thank you for posting your video from PI. I am a fellow Pensacolan and I have a brother who lives in Tacloban City with his family. He lived at 163 Avenidas Veteranos. I realize you have moved out of Tacloban but wanted to know if you have any advice to try to locate him. He is a recently retired USAF and I know he had the means to evacuate but as of this writing, I still have not heard from him. Any advice would be appreciated. Such a sad situation for all involved...
November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve (Pensacola, FL)
I'm a Building Architect in Japanese Oil & Gas Engineering company –doing projects with high level of strength, quality, safety standards and precautionary measures (Safe Haven & Cyclone/Blast resistant Building). In 2009 my family also was victim of Typhoon Ondoy wherein I almost died in trying to rescuing them, Because of my current work specialization & years of living in Japan – I sincerely want to help or share my knowledge on how to cope with the Hazard brought about by Climate Change.

In 2010, I joined a Global Design Competition about a housing project that is well adapted for Climate Change (by Mr. Ilac Diaz) entitled “Design Against the Elements (Water or flooding, Wind or typhoons, Earth or quakes, & Fire)”.

Professional entry fee of P1300 approx.

Modesty aside my entry (no.135) was favorite during Quezon City Hall Exhibit and it was displayed first in front row facing directly the exhibit entrance. Honestly, I also studied other entries in the competition so I was pretty confident in winning and I was very excited to help our people & government by sharing my views, experience and ideas about Climate Change adaptation.

A week prior to announcement of winners I was interviewed (recorded on video) by National Geography & Mr. Ilac Diaz. One of the questions was ” If you win, what will you do with the Prize money”. I did not directly answered the question and only said “I only want to share my knowledge & ideas about Climate Change adaptation”.
On the day of announcement of winners, I was again interviewed (recorded on video) by TJ Manotoc @ my office. One of his questions was “Why did I join this competition?” and so I said again “I only want to share my knowledge & ideas about Climate Change adaptation”.

To my surprise, my entry was not included in the winners and all 5 Final entries was done by foreigners. In my frustrations I immediately called Mr. Ilac Diaz to express my disappointment & questioned the results. I told him that cost factor only constitute 15% of judging criteria when I easily get 85% in others factors. Also, competition is not about Low Cost Housing.

I eventually understood that this Design Competition – although global did not generate funds because very few joined (approx. 150 entries) with very few sponsor/support from private sector & new government(Pres. Aquino). I only wish they had approached me directly about waving or giving the Prize money to charity. Hence, my efforts and motivation in joining was not entirely fulfilled because without the win I cannot prove or convince people. And people may not interpret my Vision correctly.

Every year (in the last 3-4 yrs), I always feel sad about news of disaster/calamities in our country and how our people are dying or suffering and how our government is struggling to cope with the situation.

Hazards brought about by Climate Change & our Geography is imminent and will worsen @ a bigger scale & interval.

How I wish can be heard and discussed my ideas with our leaders and other experts in our country.

May God Bless & Spare us all.............
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDale Jose C. Gozar

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