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Yolanda's path: Then and now

Five years ago, super typhoon Yolanda, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines, made six landfalls and left a trail of destruction in its path.

Nowhere was the destruction more pronounced than in Tacloban City, Leyte and in the town of Basey, Samar.

In Tacloban, Cancabato Bay caught the might of the cyclone and 5-meter-high storm surges destroyed or damaged nearly everything as Yolanda crossed the area.

Tacloban and Basey lay in ruins weeks after the disaster. Where once there were houses and buildings, only debris was left.

Five years hence, a picture of normalcy all but belies the danger that could befall their residents again.

In areas once identified as no-build zones, communities have again mushroomed. Areas that were shattered are no longer off-limits, its residents leaving their future to fate once more.



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