Before & After Photos: Destruction of Tacloban City by Typhoon Haiyan

Posted on behalf of Greg Monforton & Partners Injury Lawyers on Nov 13, 2013 in General Interest

Welcome to Tacloban City sign following the Typhoon.

Welcome To Tacloban City sign standing following the most destructive Typhoon ever recorded. The devastation is visible in the background.

Coastal towns across the central Philippines have been demolished by Typhoon Haiyan with the strongest sustained cyclone winds on record at 195 miles per hour, and with gusts of wind recorded at 235 miles per hour. The tropical storm struck with waves as high as 45 feet and was reported to be the strongest storm ever recorded.

As of Tuesday, 1,774 bodies have been found, while this number is believed to be only scratching the surface. It is feared that as many as 10,000 lives may have been claimed by the storm, while another 2,487 have been injured, and another 800,000 have been displaced.

At Greg Monforton & Partners, our legal team has great sympathy for all the victims and families involved in this horrific storm. It is hard to imagine such storms exist on this planet, and even harder to imagine the number of people and families affected by such a devastating event. As personal injury lawyers we are constantly working to help injured victims and their families recover for their losses and damages, which makes this situation difficult to handle.

In order to truly understand the enormous effect this storm took on Tacloban City, our legal team has gathered images from before and after the storm. The following contains graphic images, viewer discretion is advised:

Images before and after Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City 2013

The Tacloban coast from 2012 compared to the Tacloban coast following Typhoon Haiyan.

The coast of Guiuan from 2012 compared to the coast of Guiuan 2013.

Ariel view of Anibong town from 2012 compared to the ariel view of Anibong town following Typhoon Haiyan.

Images following Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City

Dozens of cargo ships have been beached along the coastlines of the Philippines.