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Post  Panda on Fri 8 Nov - 9:55

http://news.sky.com/story/1165530/super-typhoon-haiyan-hits-the-philippines
 
This is the second typhoon to hit the Philippines......can some kind member show the photos.

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At least 100 dead worst typhoon on record.

Post  Panda on Sat 9 Nov - 9:33

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Thousands feared dead

Post  Panda on Sat 9 Nov - 14:59

http://news.sky.com/story/1166188/super-typhoon-haiyan-thousands-feared-dead


Thousands of people are feared to have been killed in the areas of the Philippines hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

The country's Red Cross says it has been told there are 1,000 dead in Tacloban and 200 in Samar alone.

A Red Cross spokesman said: "We now fear that thousands will have lost their lives."

A truck was slammed into a tree
A truck was picked up by the high winds and slammed against a tree

The scale of devastation led one UN disaster official to compare the destruction to that caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The official death toll had reached 138 by 1pm on Saturday (UK time) but there are fears the eventual death toll will be "massive" after the tropical cyclone smashed through the country with winds gusting up to 170mph.

And there are growing fears for Vietnam which is now in the path of what has been called one of the most powerful recorded cyclones in history.

A mother weeps beside the dead body of her son
A mother weeps beside the dead body of her son

Gwendolyn Pang, Philippine Red Cross secretary general said: "An estimated more than 1,000 bodies were seen floating in Tacloban. In Samar, about 200 deaths. Validation is ongoing."

When asked how many had died in just the coastal town of Palo and its surrounding area, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said: "I think hundreds. Palo, Ormoc, Burauen... Carigara, they all looked the same."

Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of a United Nations disaster assessment coordination team, said: "This is destruction on a massive scale.

Children play in wreckage
Children play among downed power lines

"The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami."

Around 220,000 people died as a result of that disaster.

In the Philippines, scores of towns and villages are thought to have been inundated with water after storm surges flooded low-lying areas, drowning many in their path.

Residents carry the body of a loved one
Residents carry the body of a loved one

TV pictures showed cars, trees and rubble from houses strewn across streets after they were picked up by giant waves and carried inland.

"Almost all houses were destroyed, many are totally damaged. Only a few are left standing," said Major Rey Balido, a spokesman for the national disaster agency.

About a million people who were evacuated because they were living in the typhoon's path have been returning to find out what is left of their houses.

Soldiers walks past the shattered terminal outside Tacloban airport
Soldiers walk outside of Tacloban's shattered airport terminal

Many of those who died are thought to have left shelters in an urgent bid to rescue valuables from their homes, unaware of the giant waves flooding through coastal towns.

Hundreds of thousands are also thought to have lost their homes.

A British team of humanitarian experts is due to fly out to the Philippines to help the UK Government decide what aid to send.

An appeal launched by the British Red Cross has already raised more than £100,000. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that America stood "ready to help".

Many of the most heavily damaged areas are still to be contacted because power and telephone lines are down, making the work of providing relief all the more difficult.

Many children were left in tears in the aftermath
Many children became seperated from their parents and were left in tears

Captain John Andrews, a Philippines aviation chief, said he had spoken to colleagues by radio who had told him there were "100-plus dead lying on the streets" in Tacloban.

Tacloban is the capital of Leyte, a large island of about two million people that suffered a direct hit from Haiyan on Friday morning when the storm was at its strongest.

Leyte Island, about 350miles south of the capital Manila, is one of six islands that was in the path of the super typhoon's centre.

An increasing problem for the authorities now is looting, with many of the survivors desperate to get hold of supplies from the shattered shops.

Thousands of police and army personnel are being flown into the affected areas to start relief operations and to uphold law and order.

A map showing the path of the typhoon and affected islands
A map showing the path of the typhoon and affected islands

At one point the super typhoon had been stronger than it was when it hit land, with winds gusting up to 235mph making it among the most powerful ever.

Meteorologists said that it had slowed to 100mph after passing over the Philippines but could pick up strength again as it sweeps across the South China Sea toward Vietnam.

Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese have been moved away from coastal areas as authorities prepared for Haiyan to make landfall around 10am Sunday. Millions are thought to be living in its path
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Click on the link for the photos, they are devastating.

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Nov - 5:58

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Again, the photos tell the story, it really is tragic and the typhoon is heading for Vietnam.   I watched a sky report and people are looting all the stores to take what they can in the way of food and clothing . One American interviewed said it will be a while before the true death toll is known , there were dead bodies everywhere.

Click on the pictures, the one of the children is heartbreaking.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 10 Nov - 8:46

Panda wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/1166442/super-typhoon-haiyan-10000-could-be-dead

Again, the photos tell the story, it really is tragic and the typhoon is heading for Vietnam.   I watched a sky report and people are looting all the stores to take what they can in the way of food and clothing . One American interviewed said it will be a while before the true death toll is known , there were dead bodies everywhere.

Click on the pictures, the one of the children is heartbreaking.


Coastal villages in Leyte were flattened, or swallowed by the storm surge



Shivering children wait ito be evacuated from a rescue centre in the city




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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Nov - 10:45

Thanks AnnaEsse, that's all we seem to be reading about are freak weather conditions , is Man guilty of this with his meddling with nature?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 10 Nov - 10:52

Panda wrote:Thanks AnnaEsse, that's all we seem to be reading about are freak weather conditions , is Man guilty of this with his meddling with nature?

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Nov - 13:50

AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:Thanks AnnaEsse, that's all we seem to be reading about are freak weather conditions , is Man guilty of this with his meddling with nature?

Thanks AnnaEsse, very interesting. I read ages ago that space is like a junk yard with so many satellite dishes .that cutting down the Amazon Rain Forest has affected the Weather, now fracking is on the agende.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 10 Nov - 14:05

Panda wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:Thanks AnnaEsse, that's all we seem to be reading about are freak weather conditions , is Man guilty of this with his meddling with nature?
Thanks AnnaEsse, very interesting. I read ages ago that space is like a junk yard with so many satellite dishes .that cutting down the Amazon Rain Forest has affected the Weather, now fracking is on the agende.  
Scientists have said that chemtrails are designed to reflect sunlight back into space and therefore help global warming, but I think we mess with the weather at our peril.

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Nov - 18:12

Latest News , 10,000 dead, over a million made homeless , Airport crowded with people trying to leave the Country , water systems badly affected as are electricity lines.

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Post  Panda on Wed 13 Nov - 7:33


Typhoon Haiyan: aid convoys come under fire as relief operation becomes 'logistical nightmare'

Security situation now desperate as tens of thousands clamour to escape the devastated city of Tacloban and hundreds of thousands of people remain stranded without food, water or shelter across the central Philippines





Yeb Sano has told delegates at the UN climate change talks that Typhoon Haiyan is the result of global warming - but meteorologists say that it is not possible to pinpoint specific events and blame them on climate change

Soldiers help the frail and wounded to a waiting C130 aircraft during the evacuation of Tacloban Photo: PAULA BRONSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES







David Eimer, Manila

5:32AM GMT 13 Nov 2013

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Aid convoys attempting to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan are coming under regular attack from both suspected communist rebels and starving survivors of the monster storm.


Relief columns being escorted by the Philippines army are now engaged in firefights with members of the New People's Army, the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.


The almost complete breakdown of law and order in the areas hardest-hit by Haiyan is only further hampering a relief operation that the UN's World Food Programme is describing as a "logistical nightmare".


One column was attacked this morning as it tried to travel across the San Juanico Bridge that links the devastated city of Tacloban with neighbouring Samar Province and was forced to turn back.


Last night, two rebels were killed outside Matnog, a port at the southern tip of Luzon Island, after they attempted to hijack a Red Cross convoy bound for Samar.


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In Alangalang, an area just west of Tacloban, eight people were crushed to death when a wall collapsed after thousands of desperate victims of Haiyan stormed a government rice warehouse.

More than 100,000 sacks of rice were looted, according to National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez.

Thousands of people are besieging the overwhelmed airport in Tacloban, where 10,000 people alone are believed to have been killed by tsunami-like storm surges, desperate to escape a city where corpses rot in the ruined streets and people scavenge amidst the debris for something to eat.

"There is no water, no food," said Joselito Caimoy, one of the lucky few who managed to get his wife, son and daughter onto a flight out of Tacloban. "The malls, the grocery stores have all been looted. They're empty. People are hungry and they (the authorities) cannot control the people," said the 42-year-old truck driver.

Now, police and soldiers have to hold back the crowds which stampede towards the runway every time a plane lands at Tacloban airport.

Despite deploying commandos from the elite Special Action Force and imposing a night-time curfew in Tacloban, the authorities are unable to impose order on a city where people are half-crazed by hunger and thirst.

"The city has been thrown back to the primitive age," said local fire chief Superintendent Rafel Doron.

Power and communications remain down in many areas. With roads blocked and the small airports in the areas flattened by Haiyan only just opening up, aid agencies are unable to get desperately-needed food and water to the people worst-affected by what may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall.

Children stand by the side of the few roads open begging for food and water and holding up signs that simply say, 'Help Us'.

Five days after Haiyan struck, almost half of the 700,000 people left homeless by the storm are still sleeping rough, even as new tropical storms dump yet more rain on the vast swathe of the central Philippines smashed by Haiyan.

More and more people are falling ill and the prospect of widespread outbreaks of disease is becoming a real fear.

On Monday, the Philippines justice secretary Leila de Lima dismissed the idea of imposing martial law in places like Tacloban and Guiuan, the port in eastern Samar where Haiyan first made landfall and another town suffering from widespread disorder.

But with the few aid convoys that are setting out now under fire, she may be forced to re-consider that decision.

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The 10,000 dead is expected to be a lot more when the debris is cleared, 2,500 have been found dead just in one area.

A heartwarming story amongst all this tragedy which was on sky news earlier. A man was desperately looking for his family of Wife and 5 children and a
sky News Reporter gave him a lift in his jeep. they were. driving along, the Man unable to get bearings because of the debris when he saw someone from his village . He called across and asked the man if he knew whether his Family was safe, the man said they were and told him where they were sheltering . The Man found them and you can imagine the joy, ( I was in tears) It is going to take a long while to clear the debris and start rebuilding and apparently rebels are shooting at Aid Agencies trying to get medicines and food and water to the needy.

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Re: 500miles radius typhoon hits the Philippines

Post  Panda on Thu 14 Nov - 6:22



Aid is starting to come through but it is very difficult because there are so few roads cleared enough for food and water to be transported. Yesterday 8 people died in the scramble to raid a warehouse where food was stored.


Financial aid is pouring in , as are Medical Teams , one from Japan who experienced the tsunami a couple of years ago and are trauma specialists.

Australia has provided $A20 million, Britain £10 million, the US $20 million China .....$200,000!!! Apparently the Chinese Government has never been very generous in situations like this.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 14 Nov - 7:56

Panda wrote:

Aid is starting to come through but it is very difficult because there are so few roads cleared enough for food and water to be transported. Yesterday 8 people died in the scramble to raid a warehouse where food was stored.


Financial aid is pouring in , as are Medical Teams , one from Japan who experienced the tsunami a couple of years ago and are trauma specialists.

Australia has provided $A20 million, Britain £10 million, the US $20 million China .....$200,000!!!  Apparently the Chinese Government has never been very generous in situations like this.
Some £13m has been raised by the British public in just 24 hours for emergency aid, which will go directly to help more than 11 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

I think British people should be proud to have raised £13 million in the first 24 hours after the appeal was launched.

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Post  Panda on Thu 14 Nov - 8:28

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Panda wrote:

Aid is starting to come through but it is very difficult because there are so few roads cleared enough for food and water to be transported. Yesterday 8 people died in the scramble to raid a warehouse where food was stored.


Financial aid is pouring in , as are Medical Teams , one from Japan who experienced the tsunami a couple of years ago and are trauma specialists.

Australia has provided $A20 million, Britain £10 million, the US $20 million China .....$200,000!!!  Apparently the Chinese Government has never been very generous in situations like this.
Some £13m has been raised by the British public in just 24 hours for emergency aid, which will go directly to help more than 11 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

I think British people should be proud to have raised £13 million in the first 24 hours after the appeal was launched.
Yes, that is brilliant AnnaEsse. Because there are areas the Aid Workers still cn't reach there is a fear of disease spreading , as if these poor people havn't got enough to cope with .

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 14 Nov - 16:57

Figure raised in Britain is now...

At least £23m has been raised by the British public to help affected people and the British Government is also providing £20m.

http://news.sky.com/story/1168661/typhoon-haiyan-survivors-call-astrodome-home

You can go into any of the big banks or any post office to donate.

:: To make a donation to the DEC Philippines Crisis Appeal visit www.dec.org.uk, call the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office or send a cheque.

You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.

I went into Lloyds and asked if they were taking donations. They can mark the paying-in slip for Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer.

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Post  Panda on Thu 14 Nov - 17:48

I will copy and paste your post later and ;probably phone a donation. At the moment I'm feeling quite poorly, went out tlo the corner shop this morning just form Milk ,Bread and the TV Times and the wind was bitter/ My firstime out since last Friday ...it will be my last for a few days   About 8 yrs ago I gave up smoking and even though I never had a smoker's cough , every winter after that I ended up taking steroids and Antibiotics.!!! Last Winter I didn't need them and was chuffed, but now I'm back on them and have coughed so much I've hardly slept. Anyway, two more days and the 7 day course is finished so I'm hoping for some improvement.

When i watch the News and see how the people are suffering I wonder why I am moaning LOL.

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Post  fuzeta on Thu 14 Nov - 22:27

Sorry to hear that you are poorly Panda. I hope you get better soon.

This is the most appalling tragedy. I have been in tears this evening just seeing how these poor people are suffering. I am sure everyone feels the same. They have such courage it makes me feel very humble. Please please let their suffering be eased asap.

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Post  Panda on Fri 15 Nov - 5:25

The latest news says the aid is not getting through quickly enough and Leyte Island has not had any aid at all, bodybags line the roads . In some areas of the Phillipines relatives of those affected are flying in with supplies to help , it really is a terrible tragedy and will take a long time to get back to some kind of normality for the people.

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Cameron increases aid to £30 million , some British missing

Post  Panda on Sat 16 Nov - 17:44

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10454220/Typhoon-Haiyan-several-Britons-missing-says-William-Hague.html

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sat 16 Nov - 20:29

Philippines aid effort gathers pace



US Navy helicopters are now delivering relief supplies to many victims

The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact, with tens of thousands of victims of receiving supplies.

Medical teams are operating in the worst-affected areas and US helicopters flying aid to isolated settlements.

The UN says it and its partners hope to provide enough aid for six months.

Haiyan, which hit eight days ago, has killed more than 3,600 people and left about half a million homeless.

Patrick Fuller of the International Federation of the Red Cross told the Associated Press news agency: "At the moment we are ramping up a major relief effort and the supplies are coming in."

Mr Fuller - who is in Tacloban, one of the worst-hit areas - said: "We're setting up an emergency response hospital here, water and sanitation units." However, he added that people in affected areas would need long-term "support with rebuilding".

Both the Red Cross and the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said they would have mobile surgical units up and running in Tacloban by the end of the weekend.

US Navy helicopters have been dropping food, water and other supplies from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which arrived off the coast on Thursday.

The carrier is also expanding search-and-rescue operations. The US military said it would send about 1,000 more troops along with additional ships and aircraft to join the aid effort.

Britain will give an extra £30m ($50m) in emergency aid, bringing UK assistance to £50m, Prime Minister David Cameron announced. The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said donations from the public had reached £33m.

Although a huge international aid effort is under way, widespread infrastructure damage is hampering efforts to distribute it to some areas.

Desperate survivors are still trying to leave the coastal city of Ormoc, 105 km (65 miles) west of Tacloban, Reuters news agency reports.

Philippine Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman acknowledged in a radio interview that the national relief response had been too slow to reach many areas.

"We will double our efforts to distribute relief goods because we've been hearing complaints that a lot of people have yet to receive relief goods," she said.

About 11 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, according to UN estimates.

It was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land, with winds exceeding 320km/h (200 mph) unleashing massive waves. Tacloban's airport was left in ruins.

Health experts have warned that the worst-affected areas are entering a peak danger period for the spread of infectious diseases.

The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that as of 10:00 GMT on Saturday, 3,637 people had been reported dead, 12,501 injured and 1,186 missing. The death toll is expected to rise as further assessments are made.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24972707

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Thanks AnnaEsse, the population is remarkably stoic and it will take a long time before any kind of normality returns .I bought something on ebay today and made a donation through my Paypal account.Still no news of any donations from Russia, the EC have made a donation .The assumption is that when all the debris is cleared more dead bodies will be found.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sat 16 Nov - 21:28

An RAF cargo plane brings supplies to the Philippines, as the Foreign Secretary confirms a number of Britons are unaccounted for.



The RAF C17 aircraft prepares to unload in Cebu Province

The UK Government is to give an extra £30m in aid to help the relief effort after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was clear more aid was needed after "watching appalling scenes of mass destruction".

During a news conference in Sri Lanka ahead of the Commonwealth summit, Mr Cameron said: "Today I can announce we are providing another £30m to support the UN and the Red Cross emergency appeals and we are also supplying an RAF C-130 Hercules aircraft to help ensure aid workers can move between the worst affected areas and get aid to those who need it."

It brings the total amount of aid donated by the Government to £50m.

Donations by the British public to the Disasters Emergency Committee's typhoon appeal have reached £33m.

Mr Cameron's pledge comes on the day another RAF cargo plane carrying heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies arrived in the Philippines as part of Britain's emergency response.

The huge C17 transport plane, carrying two JCB diggers, two Land Rovers and a forklift truck emblazoned with stickers reading "UK aid from the British people", landed in Cebu province on Saturday morning.

Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall, who was onboard the plane, said: "The flight stopped off en route in the Middle East and Singapore and needed three flight crews to make the journey.

"It will now return to the Philippines with more aid in the next few days."

UK ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad told Sky News: "The C17 load is being handed over to the UN immediately so it can be taken to where the need is most.

http://news.sky.com/story/1169437/typhoon-haiyan-cameron-pledges-extra-30m

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Post  Panda on Sat 16 Nov - 21:43

No disrespects AnnaEsse but what about Russia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia etc, Cameron can be very generous with taxpayers money soon after trying to get people to move from 2 bedroom flats to one bedroom.

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Post  Panda on Mon 18 Nov - 4:20

http://news.sky.com/story/1169699/typhoon-haiyan-hms-daring-arrives-to-help



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Re: 500miles radius typhoon hits the Philippines

Post  Panda on Tue 19 Nov - 5:22

Stars of stage, screen and Radio are busy taking donations by telephone in what looks like the BBC building in London. This storm has affected people more than any other apparently . It is now estimated that the death toll will be more than 10,000 and it will take years for some kind of normality to return.

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