Known as one of the most powerful typhoon ever recorded nationwide, typhoon Haiyan, “Mother of all Typhoons”, wiped out the city of Tacloban early in the morning on Friday, November 8. With gusty winds of up to 315 kilometres per hour, it has created extensive damage, and has chosen to take away approximately 1,400 lives. Unfortunately, it is expected that even more people will die as a result of diseases and lack of food and clean water.
The typhoon triggered landslides that blocked roads, uprooted trees and ripped off the roofs of house, which brought a lot of debris. Also there were no communication due to power lines and phone lines that have been cut. Planes and buses were crammed with people, whilst some families were left to search for their love ones and belongings. Many organisations such as Philippine Red Cross are trying to help by increasing awareness of hygiene and supplying people with relief goods.
But for now, we can only pray that they will find their love ones and hope that their lives will be back to normal.
People might just have sympathy for others but don’t donate, pray or do anything to pray. So, from this post I would like to promote help and try to urge people to donate or even pray for families who have lost their love ones. You can even send food to the Philippines or even try to help not just me, but many other people do something about. If this isn’t enough, imagine a typhoon has just hit around your area. You have lost everything you had and you even lost your brother, sister or cousin. You have no food or drinks. I know that being part of a family of Filipino family, I would definitely be moved by the disastrous things that are happening. SO ACT NOW AND HELP MANY OTHER LIVE NOT AS FORTUNATE AS YOURS.
What could you do to help and if you were experiencing this kind of typhoon how would you feel?