Sunday, November 17, 2013

Yolanda

In the wake of one of the largest typhoons in history - Yoland (aka Haiyan), a Category V with winds of 200 mph - the central section of the Philippines lies in ruins.

As of this writing there are 3,637 people dead, according to the official count. The number of injured stands at 12,487, with 1,179 missing. A staggering 3,000,000 people have been displaced with only 400,000 finding shelter in evacuation centers.







Please visit the linked page at Weather Underground, read the article and and look over the before and after photos taken around Leyte. Then visit the International Committee of the Red Cross website and make a donation.

Thank you!

Until next, sweet sailing in fair winds.

2 comments:

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

No, no! I have to stay away. My first impulse is that I have to disclose, in all honesty, this pathos is too deep for my pockets.

Pandabonium said...

I'm hip, Doc.