WATCH: Frustration runs high in Tacloban

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Posted at Nov 13 2013 01:31 PM | Updated as of Nov 20 2013 02:33 AM

TACLOBAN CITY - Frustrations are running high in Tacloban City 4 days after a storm surge brought by super typhoon Yolanda devastated the city and its surrounding areas.

The storm surge brought sea water as high as 20 feet inland sweeping away nearly everything in its path. In the aftermath, water and food supplies are quickly running out. There's no power and almost no telecommunication facilities.

The city remains littered, with tons of garbage piled up on streets. Establishments abandoned at the height of the storm surge have been ransacked. The Provincial Capitol of Leyte, with debris on its front yard, is being used as temporary shelter for evacuees.

Security is limited as only a few soldiers are patrolling the streets.

The municipal, provincial and national government have all been overwhelmed by the unprecedented magnitude of the devastation. The result is almost total chaos.