November 12th, 2013
03:10 PM ET

Philippine family fought to survive storm

Cristina Gonzales Romualdez says she didn't expect that much water.

She's a city councillor in Tacloban, which took a direct hit from Typhoon Haiyan. She's also the wife of mayor Alfred Romualdez.

But more importantly, on the day of storm, she's a mother of two.

Gonzales Romualdez says she and her daughters swam to safety. She told Kristie Lu Stout that she prayed the entire time, and fought to keep calm for her children.

Watch the video for her dramatic account how it all happened.

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  1. Oladipo Omole

    Kristie darling, I'm much obliged and it's so great that the world is responding to the tragedy in the Philippines, but we haven't heard from Germany yet and certainly China can do more. I love you darling.Always. Yours affectionately, Oladipo Akinyemi Omole

    Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:10:23 +0000 To: akinyemiomole@live.com

    November 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Reply

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