Five Killed in Super Typhoon on Yap, Micronesia


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Devastated islanders gathering what is left after the Typhoon.

From ABC News

Another devastating natural disaster had hit a small Pacific Island nation. Five people died and thousands have lost everything in winds up to 250 kilometres per hour in Chuuk and Yap states in Micronesia about ten days ago. Photographer Brad Holland is hoping to raise awareness of the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Maysak with a series of images captured just days after it hit the islands of Yap, in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The typhoon tore through islands in Micronesia at the end of March, killing at least five people and leaving thousands displaced. Because of their location, it took a while before the news became known.

Dramatic photos taken from the International Space Station show super Typhoon Maysak as it moves towards the Philippines.
The states of Chuuk and Yap, which were the worst affected, declared states of emergency with some islands experiencing damage to 90 per cent of homes.

See more Brad Holland pictures on ABC here.

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