updated 11/12/2013 AT 2:20 PM ET
•originally published 11/12/2013 AT 1:15 PM ET
A young woman in the hardest-hit city of Tacloban sobbed as she recounted her experience during the storm, which included clinging to a roof rafter while holding her 11-month-old son on her head.
“All I hear [is] many cry, many people crying,” she emotionally told CNN while her baby played contentedly on her lap. “Many people say, ‘Help, help.’ ”
Her husband and many of her relatives did not survive the punishing storm, and she is clearly scared about the future.
“Now I don’t know where we go. The most important is that we survive,” she said while wiping away tears. “It’s very dramatic. It’s very hard.”