Saturday, November 9, 2013

Update - Destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda in Central Philippines

Reports are now coming in about the deaths and destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda in the Philippine.  The seaside town of Odlot  in Cebu, whose parish priest Father Romeo Desuyo is a good friend of mine, suffered a lot.  Ninety-five percent of the people lost their homes; Father Desuyo's church was badly damaged. Here are some pictures, courtesy of Bibi Delos Reyes, Airworks Aviation Academy, and Mark Anthony Gaviola.

Odlot is in the Bantayan-Daan Bantayan area, in Northern Cebu.

Tacloban, Leyte was badly hit, with 1,200 dead. People do not have food nor water. Apparently there is ransacking because people are hungry.

I hope help reaches these people soon! I understand the Philippine Red Cross is helping.  I will add names of organizations helping there, in case you want to make a donation.

ADDENDUM - Late Saturday night, California time, the death toll estimate has risen to 10,000

You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Read also:
Chilldhood in the Path of Typhoons
 The Yolanda Aftermath in Photos
Typhoon Haiyan Hammers Philippines
Living with Typhoons in Manila and Cebu, Philippines
Bayanihan: Cebuanos helping Philippine victims

tags: Philippines, Visayas, typhoon, storm, super typhoon, Haiyan, Yolanda, pictures, Northern Cebu, Bantayan, Daan-Bantayan, Odlot


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