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Old 11-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) slammed into the Philippines on Friday (8 November), causing catastrophic damage. It is the strongest storm ever to make landfall, hitting an area where thousands of people are already homeless after an earthquake in mid-October. The devastating cyclone Haiyan has ravaged with wind speeds reaching a record high and mighty destructive power over the Philippines. The peak wind speeds of Haiyan were at 275 kilometers per hour, well above the threshold for dangerous typhoon category. Haiyan was accompanied by heavy rains and gigantic storm surges from the Pacific Ocean, and is considered the most severe cyclone in the Philippines within the past 30 years.

The 300-mile wide typhoon has left a trail of destruction with thousands dead and many more injured and displaced. The full extent of the damage will become clearer in the next few days as rescue teams reach the more remote areas.

Rescue and relief operations have begun. However, there is still more work to be done and a lot more still need help.

Donations are accepted via your local Red Cross offices and through UNICEF.

British Red Cross
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Every little helps. Thank you and a blessed Christmas to everyone
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Terrible. Over 10,000 dead and 600,000 displaced by the latest reports.

Good of you to link the charities. Every little really does help.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a devastating storm, really hard for that area right now. Fortunately, the projected death count is far lower than the earlier 10000 with new reports showing 3600 have died.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Donated on Monday. Gave some food, blankets, and dough. At the Honda Center they're giving away free tickets to the John Wooden Legacy basketball tournament with a donation of 10 dollars or more. Wish I could help more.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Philippines wants to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping us rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan. #PHthankyou Maraming Salamat Po!

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No problem.

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