NEW VIDEO SHOWS
Typhoon Haiyan storm surge washing away house in seconds
November 18, 2013
(EASTERN SAMAR, PHILIPINE ISLANDS) -- New video has surfaced showing the Tsunami like destructive power of a the tidal surge generated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The video clip below was shot by Nickson Gensis, a worker for the Plan International charity in the Philippines. He had sought refuge on the top floor of a boarding house in Hernani, Eastern Samar, and continued filming while other onlookers were praying.
In comments reported on the Plan International website, Nickson said the storm surge had been "like a huge tsunami".
The footage below was shot at 6am on Friday November 8 as the storm hit Hernani.