Aftermath Photos of Cebu in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda
Photos by Jason Maentz
Cebu province in the Eastern Visayas lay in the direct path of the super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) that struck the Philippines Friday. Like its heavily-affected neighboring provinces, the Visayan province bore the extreme wrath of one of the most devastating storms to hit the country in recent times with total damages reported to be P4 billion. Six days after the super typhoon, Cebu City has just begun to restore the power outages, severed communication lines and disruptions to its water and food supply.
Cebu-based American photographer, Jacob Maentz, captures the extreme difficulties residents face with in the aftermath of super Typhoon Yolanda. His harrowing images portray the enormously difficult task Cebu has at hand just as the province prepares shelter evacuation centers for the influx of evacuees from surrounding areas, such as those from ruined city Tacloban, Leyte.