Typhoon Haiyan cuts path of devastation in Philippines

It could be one of the strongest storms in recorded history.

Typhoon Haiyan has cut a path of devastation in the Philippines. More than one thousand people are feared dead, many more injured and countless affected.

Sally Pulido and her family have been glued to the television.

News reports are their only source of information. Pulido says calls and emails to her dozens of family members in the Philippines have gone unanswered.

Pulido and her family are from a small coastal village about an hour away from Tacloban, one of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon known as “Yolanda” in the Philippines. She fears her village suffered even more damage than the city and even more people hurt or killed.

Locally, members of the Philippine Medical Association are organizing relief efforts for the survivors in the Philippines.

Association president Dr. Nida Blankas-Hernaez says damage to the airport in Tacloban is slowing medical missions but her group is working to raise money to send for supplies.

Various Filipino groups in the Chicago area and across the U.S. are leading fundraising efforts.  Pulido hopes people will see the devastation and give.

Links to help:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PMAC-Philippine-Medical-Association-in-Chicago/160809777263897

http://www.ndrrmc.gov.ph/

http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services/where-we-help/asia/philippines

1 Comment

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    The pictures do not show the devastation being reported. It means the local reporters are basically not up to par and are going to areas where the damage was minimal in order to show something. Lazy.

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