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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:18 PM

Anyone have anymore info or an update about the Phillipines today?

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Reply Anyone have anymore info or an update about the Phillipines today? (Original post)
gopiscrap Nov 2013 OP
malaise Nov 2013 #1
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #3
Savannahmann Nov 2013 #2
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #4
malaise Nov 2013 #5
FreakinDJ Nov 2013 #6
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #7
malaise Nov 2013 #10
FreakinDJ Nov 2013 #15
Blue_Roses Nov 2013 #8
Name removed Nov 2013 #9
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #13
malaise Nov 2013 #11
Crabby Appleton Nov 2013 #12
locks Nov 2013 #14


Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:24 PM

3. thanks

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:20 PM

2. I've been getting my info from the BBC

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24887746

They have as much information as anyone else as near as I can tell.

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Response to Savannahmann (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:24 PM

4. thanks

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Response to Savannahmann (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:26 PM

5. BBC is good

but Jeff Masters gives that weather expert perspetive

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:08 PM

6. Talked to family in Minglanila - haven't heard from Mactan yet

 

Both on island of Cebu

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:12 PM

7. Prayers go your way, I have friends over there!

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:55 PM

10. It's bad

Hope your folks are safe

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:51 PM

15. 1 not accounted for as of late

 

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:17 PM

8. I found this last night while searching

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:36 PM

13. thank you

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:21 PM

11. More here



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/10/typhoon-haiyan-dead-aid
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The coastal city of 222,000 inhabitants bore the brunt of 195mph winds as the strongest storm ever recorded tore off roofs and destroyed evacuation centres.

But with the typhoon having swept across a number of cities one Filipino official said the storm "island-hopped" Tacloban is just one town among many that will have to be rebuilt from scratch. If the death toll is as high as is feared, Haiyan could emerge as the deadliest natural catastrophe in the Philippines' history.

More than 350,000 people are awaiting supplies in 1,220 evacuation centres, with 4.3 million people across the country affected by Haiyan, said Orla Fagan of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha).

Rescue teams deployed in Bogo city and San Remigio, on the island of Cebu, said some buildings have been flattened, with significant damage to both homes and sugar plantations, which have served as many residents' primary source of income in this agricultural area.

UN teams have been dispatched to the areas south and north of Tacloban and to Iloilo, to the west of Leyte and Samar islands, to assess the damage there.

"We haven't been to the west of the Visayan islands yet so we have no idea what's gone on there," Fagan said. "We could be replicating what happened in Tacloban."

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:15 PM

12. Daily Mail has a lot of pictures of the horrible mess

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although they have the wind speed wrong in the article heading.

WARNING Graphic photos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2496954/Starvation-fear-land-laid-waste-typhoon-At-10-000-dead-2000mph-winds-smash-Philippines.html

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:40 PM

14. Al Jazeera

is covering it better than the main cables, as usual.

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