Philippine Typhoon Evacuation Stepped Up

Philippines Typhoon

Around half a million people have evacuated their homes in coastal villages around the Philippines as a powerful tropical storm looks set to hit the area.  Typhoon Hagupit had weakened slightly on Friday night but is still due to make landfall on Saturday evening. It is currently on course to his Eastern and Northern Samar provinces as well as the city of Tacloban, where thousands were killed last year by Typhoon Haiyan.  While weakening somewhat, the typhoon is still reaching gusts of … [Read more...]

‘Haiyan’ leaves Philippines devastated but with spirit intact

Philippines

The “world’s strongest storm to hit land” may have already passed, but its full impact has yet to come to light as the Philippines continues to reel in the wake of super typhoon “Haiyan”, locally named “Yolanda”.   With the death toll feared to reach 10,000, the country is torn among mixed emotions – from grieving to feeling grateful that the worst has passed. The most terribly hit is the country’s central region, particularly the provinces of Samar and Leyte, where most of the … [Read more...]