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Philippines. Province Leyte. Palo. MacArthur Landing Memorial Park is located at Red Beach in barangay (neighbourhood) Candahug. Four filippino men stand close to the seven bronze statues on the shotre of the Philippine sea in the Pacific Ocean. The McArthur Landing Site was created to commemorate Gen. Douglas MacArthur first landed to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese occupation on October 20, 1944. The Allied landing on Leyte Island’sea shores was a pivotal moment in the history of the War in the Pacific. The philippine governement has declared in 2004 that the monument was a national historical landmark. Palo is distant 10 km from Tacloban and was heavily hit by Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated the Philippines. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall in terms of wind speed. Typhoon Haiyan's casualties and destructions occured during a powerful storm surge, an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system. Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level. 1.12.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef