Ferdinand Quieta, “We did not know water could kill”

| January 8, 2014
MOHOL, 8 January 2014 (IRIN) – Two months ago, when it was nearly 7a.m., 21 members of a family were gathered in the home of the 84-year-old family matriarch on Leyte island in the central Philippines, to protect themselves from a “storm surge” arriving up the coast. None of them knew what this warning meant. They understood wind damage from typhoons, but not the fatal combination of wind and water.

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