Palo, Leyte: 130 Dead After Haiyan Hits, Most Cops Missing

Relief goods still haven't reached city as of Wednesday morning

    People walk among debris and destroyed houses in Palo, eastern island of Leyte on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area on November 8. The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned on November 10, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Palo in Leyte Province is among many areas that were hit stunningly hard by Typhoon Haiyan, leaving at least 130 dead and residents looting to survive.

    Basically no houses were left in Brgy. Candahug in Palo after the typhoon, reported ABS-CBN on Wednesday.

    The death toll increased to 130, and almost all of the 983 members of the Eastern Visayas police forced based in Palo are missing.

    A huge storm surge hit the police headquarters. A source said that only 34 police officers have reported for duty so far.

    Residents are in desperate need of water, food, and medicine, which is leading to looting, ABS-CBN reported. They are looting department stores and other stores, taking television sets, beds, food, and other items.

    The looting has included people breaking glass to enter the Robinsons Mall, where people took food and spare car parts, according to DZMM radio.

    Relief goods still hadn’t reached Palo as of Wednesday morning. Residents are hoping relief goods will arrive soon.

    Much church infrastructure was destroyed in Palo, including the cathedral of Palo and the shrine of Santo Niño.

    Here’s a list of confirmed survivors, and a list of safe students of UP Manila School of Health Sciences in Palo.

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    Tanauan, Leyte: 1,000 Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

    Boracay Island: ‘We dodged the worst of the storm’



    • .alfred

      .sana po aus lng family ko mataro

    • Jenefer Ganton

      hello po! gusto ko po sana malaman ang kalagayan ni tita rowena ganton. taga palo , tacloban city. isa po syang teacher sa st.therese college. pls lang po nais po namin malaman kalagayan nya. wala po talaga connection.

      • Ben_Chasteen

        Hi upang mahanap ang mga miyembro ng pamilya ang pinakamahusay na bagay na gamitin sa ngayon ay nawawala tao google ni finder. http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/ Inaasahan naming makita mo ang mga ito at ang mga ito ay ligtas at tunog.

    • sucel chatto

      hi/hello gusto ko pong malaman ang kalagayan ng salceda at golin family kung okay lang ba sila .. thanks po :)

      • Ben_Chasteen

        Hi upang mahanap ang mga miyembro ng pamilya ang pinakamahusay na bagay na gamitin sa ngayon ay nawawala tao google ni finder. http://google.org/personfinder Inaasahan naming makita mo ang mga ito at ang mga ito ay ligtas at tunog.


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