My heart is aching to those who are severely affected by the super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda). Guiuan, Eastern Samar where Yolanda made it’s first landfall was caught off-guard and almost wiped out the town. The devastation was also horrible in Tacloban City and it’s neighboring municipalities. Business establishments as well as houses were shattered and heavily damaged. The Tacloban domestic airport was devastated, too. Thousands of people died and so many are still missing.
I learned about these information because we subscribed to local channels in the Philippines and I saw broadcasts of the typhoons devastation. It’s very heartbreaking.
I am very worried about my family now. No power and the communication is down. I don’t know when these will resume. When I called my parents early evening on Thursday (Friday morning in the Philippines), I talked to my mom and she was very scared. Another thing she was worried about was my youngest sister who’s in Cebu for a training. When I found out that my youngest sister was okay in Cebu, I felt a little at ease. But our thoughts were still with my family in Kananga, Leyte.
I hope the communication and power will resume very soon. I cannot wait to hear from my family. And relief goods will be distributed accordingly to those who really need them. It’s crisis now in Leyte. Traveling to Leyte by air is not possible yet right now.