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TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES
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.
- Pre-emptive evacuations affect more than 161,000 families or more than 790,000 people in 37 provinces
- Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space
- Haiyan makes 6 landfalls - it affected an island chain in the central Philippines, making landfall in six islands. It gained wind power as it traversed through waters in between.
- Haiyan traverses areas affected by magnitude 7.1 earthquake - The earthquake left more than 200 dead dead on October 16; 1000 injured; 350,000 displaced. The survivors have been living in tents and evacuation areas. It passed through Leyte, Samar, Cebu (2.5 million residents), among others. All with densely populated cities, some of which are the poorest provinces in the country.
- 100 people killed in Tacloban — first estimate of casualties in the city reported today, November 9. Because the communication lines are down, the news centers have yet to take stock of the full extent of the damage. But the numbers are still expected to rise. The devastation was described as if a tsunami had wracked through it.
- 2:03PM 11/9: An estimated 4 million people have been affected by the typhoon
- 4:20PM 11/9: 90% of Baco Town in Oriental Mindoro flooded
- 4:55 PM 11/9: Bodies still scattered in Leyte as Visayas in shock
- 5:19PM 11/9: Negros Occidental under a state of calamity
- 7:34PM 11/9: Local officials expect the number of bodies found in Tacloban to reach 500
- eta: 7:45PM 11/9: Iloilo and Palawan declare state of calamity
- eta: 8:04PM 11/9: Update: 134 reported dead
- eta: 8:30PM 11/9: Thousands homeless in Ormoc, Leyte
- eta3: 10PM 11/9: Red Cross estimates 1,200 casualties
- eta3: 3AM 11/10: Aerial photo of Bantayan Island after Haiyan
- eta3: 3:23AM 11/10: At least 200 believed dead in Eastern Samar
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
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- eta:donations via UNICEF Philippines
- eta2: donations via CARE Australia
- eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis
- eta2:donations via GMA Network (credit card)
- eta2:donations via World Vision
- eta2:donations via AmeriCares
- eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
- eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- eta: relief operations via University of the Philippines
- eta: relief operations via the Department of Education
- eta: pick-up locations for donations via Air 21
HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS
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GIVEAWAY: Vega Website Soft Launch
Hey guys! Recently I’ve been working on a website for Vega, which we’ll be moving to real soon, but before that I’ll be giving away awesome freebies! The steps are super simple! Head on over to http://www.facebook.com/shopvegamanila for the super easy mechanics! Good luck!
Locked and Loaded
Don’t worry, Department of Homeland Security. I am not armed. The closest thing I have to a weapon is my pink nail cutter. If there’s anything that’s locked and loaded, it would be my suitcase. Unfortunately.
My sem break’s almost over and I’m savoring every little nanosecond I have here in Hong Kong with my mom. We’re flying back to Manila tomorrow and I’m just not ready yet because being there means I have to finish all my work again. Way to burst my bubble!
And by savoring, I mean eating a crapload and of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without a quick shoot, would it? I can’t possibly shoot in this pair of faux leather trousers in Manila without sweating like a pig.
But then again, pigs don’t sweat, do they? Misinformative figure of speech!!
If you haven’t already figured it out, my shirt says “ARMY.” Oh, and shoutout to my good friend, Army! This is the shirt I was talking about!
I’ve had this necklace for so long but never bothered to wear it until now. I finally found an outfit to wear it with, without looking like a frikin masochist in a metal choking torture device. I guess the key to wearing this is to layer it with high necklines.
Hello, fellow netizens of the world wide web! I introduce to you my gorgeous mother who was kind enough to take my photos today! Gosh, I love mah momma I wish we could just stay with our moms forever.
P.S.: That’s my head hair near my underarm, just in case you nasties think I let my pit hair grow into voluminous shrubs.
thrifted leggings & DIY top
necklace from a random fleamarket
Charlotte Russe heels