Kinatarcan Island, in the Visayas Sea, was in the direct path of Typhoon Haiyan when it made its fourth landfall on November 8. In the aftermath, the Capitan (chief elder) of Langub village estimated that 90% of the island was destroyed.
But as the storm approached, Sara Godon didn’t know how bad it would be. She thought her husband, Alex, and two daughters could weather it at home.
When the typhoon winds began blasted their little house, however, they realized this storm was different than the many others they had endured over the years on the island.