Monday, November 11, 2013

More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged by Yolanda in the Philippines

Manila,Philippines- As we all know the Super Typhoon locally dubbed as Yolanda has struck the Philippines last Friday,(November 8, 2013) and ever since it has hit the shores of this island, a lot of damages has been incurred all throughout the country. Most of the establishments and businesses has been affected and most of all, a lot of families and individuals has been devastated by this storm.
Aerial Shot of the devastation

And here are some of the reports after the devastation:Survivors of a super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines were growing increasingly desperate for aid Monday, as authorities struggled to cope with potentially the country's worst recorded natural disaster.
Rescue workers appeared overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which sent tsunami-like waves and merciless winds rampaging across a huge chunk of the archipelago on Friday.
Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to contain looters in Tacloban, the devastated provincial capital of Leyte, while the United States announced it had responded to a Philippine government appeal and was sending military help.
"Tacloban is totally destroyed. Some people are losing their minds from hunger or from losing their families," high school teacher Andrew Pomeda, 36, told AFP on Sunday, warning of the increasing desperation of survivors.
"People are becoming violent. They are looting business establishments, the malls, just to find food, rice and milk.... I am afraid that in one week, people will be killing from hunger."
President Benigno Aquino said while visiting Tacloban on Sunday that looting had become a major concern, after only 20 officers out of the city's 390-strong police force turned up for work.
"So we will send about 300 police and soldiers to take their place and bring back peace and order," he said.
Haiyan, which moved out of the Philippines and into the South China Sea on Saturday, was bearing down on Vietnam early Monday, authorities said.
Ravaged homes and businesses
Although the storm had weakened at sea, more than 600,000 people were evacuated in Vietnam ahead of its expected landfall, which NASA predicted at around midnight GMT Monday.
Forecasters said the typhoon will likely strike Vietnam as the equivalent of a category-one hurricane -- the weakest on the one-to-five wind-speed scale -- or even a tropical storm.
The Vietnamese government website said Sunday that five people had died while preparing for the storm.
Farther north, six members of a cargo boat were also missing off the Chinese province of Hainan, state media in China reported.
'Reaching them is difficult'
In the Philippines, up to four million children could be affected by the disaster, the United Nations Children's Fund warned Sunday.
"We are rushing to get critical supplies to children who are bearing the brunt of this crisis," said UNICEF Philippines representative Tomoo Hozumi.
"Reaching the worst-affected areas is very difficult," he said. "But we are working around the clock."  

This is our time to help each other,as one family who is living in this world,it is our time to reach out the poor souls that has been affected by typhoon Haiyan. Here in Tekkie Pinas,we are willing to help and accept donations of any kind for those that are affected by this disaster. Do contact me through email at so that i can assist you, my dear followers on how we can lend a hand to those that are affected.

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