(CBS News) Storm chaser Jim Edds was in the Philippine city of Tacloban on Friday. He was there for 48 hours, through the height of the storm. Recently, Edds spoke to "CBS This Morning" about the devastation.
Edds recalled: "I went out past the villas to the sea wall, its just a raised area off the water. I went and filmed down the length of it with the waves beginning to come up. The wind was peeling back some of the metal frame houses.
"I was down low filming. There was water going by me," Edds said. "I thought, this is pretty cool, but then it started to really get dangerous. I slid into the pool because I felt safer in the water, and then it became stronger yet. And I got out and go around a corner, and filmed the rain and wind just howling by. It just kept going on and on and on."
Edds said he was darting between villas, trying to get back to the main resort in Tacloban, but he couldn't because the wind was constantly blowing.
" It ramped up quite a bit towards the end. ... I think those people there think, 'OK, a typhoon,' they know what they've experienced -- and they hadn't experienced something that bad," Edds said. "You're on the coastline, you're gonna get a lot of water, you've got trouble.
"At the end of that storm, there was nothing left there," he said. "Everything was gone."
Haiyan is now a tropical storm, moving over central China after hitting the northeast coast of Vietnam Monday.
Watch Edds stunning video from the storm in the video above.