Marines Bring Much-Needed Aid to Philippines

U.S. aid reaches the country devastated by one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land.
1:57 | 11/12/13

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Now, to the frantic relief effort to help victims of the philippines supertyphoon. One of the most powerful storms ever to hit land. U.S. Marines bringing much-needed supplies to the devastated country. Abc's terry moran is right in the middle of the hardest-hit area. Reporter: Amid total devastation, major evacuations are under way. This group of teens, waiting to leave, four days after smashing through a window and scrambling on a roof. Most harrowing was when I saw women and children piled under trees. And when I saw dogs secured and cars thrown into buildings. People trying to find something to eat, water to drink. It was -- people need help. Reporter: For so many so desperate to get out, the nightmare continues. The storm's massive surge is blamed for much of the devastation. And nearly 2,000 residential buildings, half the city, heavily damaged or destroyed. In the town's center, body bags. Too many to count. The crisis has grown more acute by the hour. All that remains, a barren wasteland of hunger and filth. And the unmistakable stench of death. There are so many sick, this woman says. Our pharmacy was washed out. U.S. Boots on the ground are bringing much-needed backup, of planes and powerful osprey helicopters are ferrying supplies. For so many that won't get out, it's about surviving each day. Night is falling here now. And the last nights are leaving this broken place. For all of those left behind, there is only the darkness and the deprivation and the dead. They're going to need a lot of help for a long time.

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