For Rolando Creado, 64, the safest place was to head to the mountains.
A rice farmer in the village of San Miguelay, about a 45 minute drive from Tacloban City in Leyte, Philippines, he knew things would be bad. After all, in a typical year, his village is flooded about six or seven times from various storms, thanks to a nearby river.
Typhoon Haiyan was imminent, with the threat of ferocious winds and heavy rains. So Rolando, his wife, son and grandchild headed to higher ground.