TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Let me do away with bragging rights first. I can proudly say I am one of the toughest persons on earth after surviving the strongest storm ever to make landfall.
Having said that, I will never forget the glass windows of our station exploding in front of us, as if a bomb had gone off, and then the seawater rushing in, flooding the building as it was then the city around us.
Everyone was in a panic not knowing what to do as we tried to save ourselves.
We swam, held on to anything we could, trying to evade flying debris and crashing waves, painfully pounded by the needle-like rain.