Saturday, November 09, 2013

Yolanda storms through the Philippines: How you can help

Such tragic news. Less than a month since an earthquake devastated Visayas, the Philippines gets hit by another major calamity. Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) is said to be the strongest supertyphoon to ever make landfall, with sustained winds of up to 315 kph and gusts of up to a horrifying 380kph. The storm surge reached up to 15 feet in certain areas, submerging the first story of buildings (although some reports indicate that this may have gone up to 40 to 50 feet).

I had my TV on almost the entire night watching CNN, which covered, and still continues to cover, Haiyan/Yolanda. The news is just so heartbreaking. You can read a more thorough report on what has been happening so far in this article from CNN.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer facebook page shares some ways that you can help. Check them out here:

CNN also provides a link for people who wish to help internationally.


chloe said...

It's Chloe from the etrain. Praying for all of you during this traumatizing event. I'm so worried about each and every of our etrainers. Could you possibly post something on the etrain if you have any news of them? Hope you are ok. Chloe

Xtn said...

Thanks a lot for your concern Chlose, I just posted on the etrain.

salvatoremeeks said...

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