|11-12-2013, 10:05 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2013
Location: olympus mons
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
American Red Cross
Cruz Roja Española
German Red Cross
Irish Red Cross
Croce Rosse Italiana
Australian Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Sverige Roda Korset
Dutch Red Cross
Every little helps. Thank you and a blessed Christmas to everyone
|11-15-2013, 08:58 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atop of the Throne
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.
|11-15-2013, 09:22 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
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.