Dramatic footage of super typhoon hitting Tacloban

Dramatic amateur footage has emerged that appears to show the moment typhoon Haiyan hit the coast near Tacloban in the Philippines on Friday, causing widespread devastation.

It was filmed by videographer and storm enthusiast, Jim Edds, who had travelled to the city to track the storm.

Haiyan hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippines on Friday and then surged across its central islands, bringing sustained winds of 147 mph with gusts up to 170 mph.