On the day Typhoon Haiyan caused the water to rise in Tocloban, Analyn Esperas held her only child close.
Annammer, 6, was scared; she wrapped her arms around her mother’s neck and held tight.
The pair stayed inside until the wind took their roof. Then the water came.
“We didn’t expect that the water would get so high,” recalled Esperas. “We didn’t have a chance to get to a higher place.”
As they tried to escape, the wind and water carried them into a rice field. Esperas clung to a piece of Styrofoam; Annammer clung to her. “It was terrible,” said the mother.