Central Florida relief for Philippines

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Residents carry relief goods along the bay in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as typhoon Yolanda, was historic in its scope, experts including NASA conclude that it may be the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make landfall. The Philippine government says that over 9.8 million people have been effected in over 44 provinces and as of saturday the death toll is said to be 4,200. This disaster has displaced many families due to the 494,611 homes that have been completely destroyed. To contribute in this disaster relief and help the many people in need please attend this special fundraising event sponsored by the Council for Filipino American Organization of Central Florida. It will take place at the Marks Street Senior Center in Orlando, Florida on November 30th from 1:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m.

More information on this disaster:

Racquel Asa story: 

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/central-florida-filipinos-look-help-after-typhoon-/nbsYM/

 

Racquel Asa Story:

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/man-returns-philippines-after-typhoon-haiyan-displ/nbpgw/

Slideshow:

http://www.wftv.com/gallery/news/national/photos-super-typhoon-devastates-phillippines/gCFmL/

How to Help:

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/world/how-can-you-give-typhoon-haiyan-relief-efforts/nbp9Z/

Additional videos:

http://www.wftv.com/search/?q=typhoon&sortby=date&models=videos.vendorvideo