Saturday, November 09, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) whips through Philippines: reports and footage
To give you a clearer idea of what the people in some parts of the Philippines have experienced in the last couple of days due to typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), here are links to several reports, both posted on November 8 evening. The first is the day's episode of State of the Nation with Jessica Soho. Most affected areas are Leyte and Eastern Samar.
At least one church and several hospitals have been destroyed. And there is mounting concern over the dozen or so bodies so far found because even funeral homes have been destroyed. Public health could be at risk as a result.
Communications in many parts of the affected areas are still down as of this posting.
Prayers and practical help needed and will be deeply appreciated.
At least 33 dead as super typhoon Yolanda pounds central Philippines
Pinsala ng Super Typhoon Yolanda sa Palo, Leyte
In Yolanda's wake, more than 100 bodies found in Tacloban's streets; city airport 'ruined' - CAAP exec
How you can donate and volunteer (from Tina Santiago-Rodriguez of Truly Rich Mom)
Caritas Manila (contains info even for those overseas who may want to donate money)
UPDATE / NOV. 10: I'm adding the following news report with footage, but it was posted on the network's website yesterday, Nov. 9. The report is in Filipino but the images tell the general story.
The second link contains photos from Yahoo! News.
1,200 feared dead in typhoon-devastated Philippines
Super storm 'Yolanda' (Haiyan) hits the Philippines
And adding the last one for today, a report by foreign media:
Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000, according to local officials
Some more info on helping the victims: