Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Rips Through Central Philippines

Reblogged from neauro of Tumblr :

 

Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.

The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.  

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES

HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS

Please reblog and add other details I might’ve missed!

Please also consider donating directly to grassroots organizations whose contributions will be given directly to affected communities.

ex. National Alliance for Filipino Concerns [paypal]

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