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Update Re T. Haiyan - The Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Hi Reese

After 18 days Typhoon Haiyan's effects are fully understood now. The Disaster Agency of the Philippines NDRRMC estimates 24 Billion pesos of damaged properties and 3.4 Million people were affected. These are people who have lost loved ones, and lost homes. The current death toll so far is 7,000. The good news is that aid is reaching the hard hit areas and people are seeing government presence and care.

Many countries promised to send help and they did. Some sent doctors and medical supplies for the long haul like the Israelis. Some sent ships and soldiers like the Americans and the Japanese. Many more countries are helping by giving funds for the long days ahead of rehabilitation. Many thanks to them and the United Nations. The Filipinos are grateful for the help.

Thank You For Your Help - The Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

The world responded with material goods and technical and medical help to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Thank you to all for your kindness.

Typhoon Haiyan Images - The Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

This is how Typhoon Haiyan looked from space as she slams the Philippines with terrible ferocity. The surviviors and aid workers and the army are collecting bodies estimated dead are in the thousands. Damage can only be assessed as total.




Tacloban airport terminal was wiped out but the tarmac is operable.




Tacloban city lay in ruins.




Agricultural areas weren't spared from destruction.

all photos from Washington Post.

Please see this post if you want to give HELP.

The Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 2

This is a reblog of charly's blog at Wordpress.


Lieutenant Colonel Fermin Carangan is the Commanding Officer of TOG 8, the Air Force unit tasked to provide air support for the islands of Samar and Leyte. On the morning of Friday, November 8, he and his troops were in their office near the Tacloban Airport on red alert, having been informed of an incoming Super-Storm named Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). Here he narrates his ordeal as Haiyan unleashed her fury on the city of Tacloban on that fateful Friday morning.

We were out of the office at 6 am Friday observing. Winds brought by Yolanda were already strong around that time. We (the Air Force troops in Tacloban) were prepared for the possibility of rescue missions days before the expected landfall of Yolanda. Just before 7 am, the rains started to pour, so we took shelter.

Around the same time, we noticed that water was slowl…

We Need Your Help - The Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the cities of Tacloban, Cebu, Guian as well as the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Aklan, Mindoro and Antique. Most of the deaths occurred as the storm surge filled downtown streets with water and debris. The evacuation centers which was suppose to serve as secure places became watery tombs. There were images of bodies covered with mats along the side of the roads. Relatives are still trying to make contact with their loved ones in those affected places after 2 days. The Philippine Red Cross and Government responders are making their way into isolated barangays. People are cut off with no food and water. So it's a race for survival now.

Here's how you can help. Please exercise due diligence when donating. Ask them how they're going to spend the money.



You can also try the Philippine Red Cross and volunteer in repacking items for distribution. It's more fun to do these with…

Noname Cat

I'm surprised it took me this long for a cat to make it to my blog. Internet meet Noname.



3rd generation pet cat. She likes to disappear for a day or two with no reason at all. She doesn't like questions but I suppose it's part of the adventure.

Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Typhoon Yolanda is a monster storm heading for a Leyte landfall around 3 - 6 am tomorrow.




Meteorologists comment that its the strongest storm on Earth this year. It is also one of five Category 5 storms on Earth this year. Typhoon Bopha killed 1,000 plus people in Mindanao alone and this storm is as strong as Bopha.

Dancing Ladies

Imee said these Dancing ladies are beautiful. I agree.

Hanging Plants

Mother calls them dapo. I took them and hang them here, where there's more light.

Boy Sitting on a Board

John john likes to play by the gate/ entrance. Hot day too.

Empty Chairs

I got out to see the wet leaves after the rain this afternoon.