New video shows power of typhoon as it hit Philippines

The power of Typhoon Haiyan as it ripped through the Philippines last week was captured on film by an aid worker in Eastern Samar.

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Plan Philippines Community Development worker Nickson Gensis was near badly-affected Tacloban when the storm approached last Friday and he and five others took refuge in the top floor of a boarding house.

His footage shows the storm completely wash away a house as winds of up to 170 mph battered the country.

While much of the boarding house he was in was flooded and destroyed, Mr Gensis was back on the job only a few hours after the winds subsided looking to deliver aid to survivors.

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