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TACLOBAN, Philippines CNN'S Andrew Stevens arrived in Tacloban before Typhoon Haiyan hit. And he's witnessed everything from the first gusts of wind to the flash flooding that followed.

He filed this dramatic reporter's notebook a first-hand account of what happened after he signed off last Friday.

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