Sunday, November 17, 2013

Aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

As we all know, Philippines was hit by a typhoon just a few days ago. I have some colleagues from there where i got to know how serious the disaster was. The coastal areas had a storm surge which was similar to a tsunami. Waves just came crashing in and many houses were swept away. Most people died from the flooding. Yesterday there was a broadcast on Channel 8 where they interviewed 3 Singaporeans who was in Philippines when the typhoon strike. The things they shared made me realise even more how serious the situation was there. On the first few days, they had no electricity and not enough water. The 3 of them had to share a bottle of 500ml water for 2 days.

In Singapore, many non-profit organisations are sending teams in for the relief work as well as to provide essential supplies to the victims of this disaster. We can do our part to help out too. One of the organisations that is helping out is our Singapore red cross society. For more information on how you can donate to the relief efforts, please refer to the Singapore red cross website here. A little bit of help by each person goes a long way.

Here's a video of the aftermath of this typhoon:

My condolences goes out to the victims and all those who were affected by the Typhoon. 

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