In pictures: Haiyan's havoc

In the city of Ormoc, those who survived the storm are now struggling to find food, water and medicine.


Ormoc, Philippines - The second-largest city in the Philippines' Leyte Province has been levelled by Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the island nation this weekend and has now made landfall in Vietnam. The storm, whose winds gusted to as fast as 300 kilometres per hour, tore roofs from homes, destroyed shelters and killed at least 21 people in Ormoc.

"We did not expect that the devastation would be this overwhelming," Edward Codilla, mayor of Ormoc City, said in an interview with Al Jazeera.

The city of about 200,000 is 120km south of Tacloban City, the area hit worst by the storm.