Typhoon devastation in the Philippines

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  1. Snoopster

    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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  3. Tulessa

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    Thank you snoop. I have been following the downed satellite on my pc, but have had the news on all day. Up to 10,000 possibly dead. Sending prayers from Kentucky.
     
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    Thanks Snoopster for starting a thread here. I was on WS earlier today looking for a thread about the typhoon and it never occurred to me to look in the Weather thread.
     
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    what a tragedy, prayers to those in the Philippines. Where are the survivors sleeping, eating etc?
     
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    'Full blown humanitarian crisis' in Philippines

    "I'm hearing reports of 10,000 [dead] in Tacloban alone, that's one in every 20 residents of the city," he said.

    "No doubt, many villages south of the main city, which may not have been reached yet, are home to hundreds, maybe thousands of people, and their fate could well be unknown."

    Tim Grieve, who works with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Manilla, says the situation is a "full-blown humanitarian crisis".

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/typhoon-haiyan-sweeps-over-vietnam-and-china/5084232
     
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    An international aid effort is underway to assist the Philippines in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the Australian Government will contribute $10 million in aid, which will include $390,500 of emergency supplies previously announced by Ms Bishop on Saturday.

    Countries and organisations around the world - including the US, the UN and the EU - have scrambled to offer aid to the Philippines as the devastation wreaked by the typhoon became clearer.

    US military support is being sent to the country, after the Pentagon said defence secretary Chuck Hagel responded to a request from Manila for assistance.

    Search-and-rescue ships and transport aircraft have been deployed from the United States' Pacific deployments.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/global-aid-response-typhoon-haiyan-australia-red-cross/5082024
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    SailorMoon Let's go Patriots!!! Rock it Brady!

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    This is sad, and it seems as though no one really cares. I know people do, but you know what I mean.
     
  10. Perodicticus potto

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    I do know. On the day the typhoon hit, at least one news site here gave less space to it than to a review of this year's Christmas ads.
     
  11. Snoopster

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    Aerial view of super typhoon devastated town of Guiuan, eastern Samar province, Philippines, 11 November 2013.

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    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/11/philippines-typhon-proved-too-powerful-for-countrys-preparations-despite-warnings/


    How do you feed your family? Where do you go?

    From readers' comments on BBC new website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24897086





    :(
     
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    Woman delivers 'miracle baby' in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan; names girl after missing grandmother

    The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris.

    However, he cautioned doctors were extremely concerned about potential infections that could easily be caught amid the unsterile conditions, with the medical team almost powerless now to help her.

    "Definitely the mother is still in danger from infection and sepsis (septicemia). So we need to give her intravenous antibiotics. Unfortunately we ran out of even the oral antibiotics yesterday,'' Capt Sambale said

    http://www.news.com.au/world/woman-...sing-grandmother/story-fndir2ev-1226757717765

    Welcome to the world beautiful Bea Joy even though it is at such a tragic time. I hope & pray someone there is now taking good care of you & your mum.
     
  13. Tulessa

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    I appreciate how the thread starter asked: "Where is everyone?"

    Unfortunately, it is a fact that even natural catastrophes - just like everything else - has a status according to where it happened.

    You know, blonde pretty girl goes missing vs. black girl goes missing.
    Natural disaster in New Orleans vs. natural disaster in the Philippines.
    Some wars in this world stealing all the spotlight from long going conflicts and horrific wars, for example war against al qaida vs. the Somali Civil War.

    Etc.

    Might be unpopular opinion.

    Norway have a large group of immigrants from the Philippines, so of course our government is pressured to do something. I hope they are more hands on this time than just sending money, like they've done before..
     
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    https://plus.google.com/+itnnews/posts/CvfwEvy1D1P

    These aerial photos reveal the truly devastating impact Typhoon Haiyan had on the Philippines.

    Watch the aerial video here: http://bit.ly/1aC8kYn

    The storm is expected to have killed at least 10,000 people in one area, while destroying about 70 to 80 per cent of structures in its path in the central Philippines. Most of the damage was caused by huge waves that inundated towns and swept away coastal villages.

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    Scenes of devastation and some relief after Typhoon Haiyan

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/12/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-vignettes/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    General asks for U.S. warships in typhoon relief

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/12/us/philippines-typhoon-aid/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Washington (CNN) -- The hundreds of thousands of typhoon victims in the Philippines need help and they need it now, the U.S. Marine Corps general in charge of the U.S. military relief effort says.

    Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy told CNN he needs immediate dispatch of U.S. Navy amphibious ships that carry equipment that can make potable water and the variety of helicopters, small boats, trucks and other supplies needed in the relief effort.

    "They are the Swiss army knife of the U.S. military," Kennedy said of the amphibious ships, speaking to CNN in a telephone interview from the Philippines. Kennedy says he believes his request will be approved by the Pentagon in the coming hours.......
     
  16. AnaTeresa

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    I think some of the slow news coverage was also because it took time for many news stations to get reporters on the ground. With the high level of destruction, it's hard to get there. Now that more stations have people on the ground, I've seen coverage pick up.

    The enormity of it is staggering. Those poor people.
     
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    I didnt even know we had a weather forum.
    Prayers being sent to all affected, so sad.
     
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    Typhoon leaves massive medical and health challenges

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...on-TopStories+(USATODAY+-+Nation+Top+Stories)

    Dozens of relief organizations around the world are responding to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last Friday, including Stamford, Conn.-based AmeriCares. Garrett Ingoglia, vice president of emergency response for the non-profit, oversees assistance efforts following earthquakes, floods, famines and other humanitarian crises domestically and abroad. He talked on Monday with USA TODAY's Michelle Healy about the health and medical challenges ahead:

    Q: What's your assessment of the primary healthcare issues facing the survivors?

    A: One way to look at it is because of the storm, people are injured, they have abrasions, lacerations, and worse. Plus on top of it are all the people with chronic illnesses that they had before. But the supply of medical supplies has been drastically reduced. Medicines have been washed away. People's personal supply of medicines from health facilities are gone. Many health facilities have been destroyed entirely. So you've got spiking demand because of the disaster and a vastly reduced supply of all types of medicines to treat people. In some places it's desperate.

    More at link....
     
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    Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared'

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

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino revises down the estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan, saying about 2,500 may have died. .......
     
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    Some incredible satellite photos...

    Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after

    Aerial images taken over the Philippines reveal the scale of devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in the once-vibrant coastal city of Tacloban

    Hover or swipe over each satellite photo to view before and after imagery

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/typhoon-haiyan-photos-before-after/
     
  21. mikkismom

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    I have family there and family on the way there to help. Getting around is very difficult because of the debris. Getting supplies moved around is also hard. People are doing what they can, but it will take time to clear the roads to get supplies where they need to be. That's probably no comfort for those that are suffering but help is on the way.

    jmo
     

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