WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The government of the Philippines has confirmed Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 1,800 people and crews are still searching for more victims but as Andrew Spencer reports, storm victims are still trying to get word to their loved ones as they plead for water and food. }}" />

   
 
 
Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan Plead For Relief

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 11/12/2013 The government of the Philippines has confirmed Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 1,800 people. And crews are still searching for more victims. Andrew Spencer reports storm victims are still trying to get word to their loved ones as they plead for water and food. Amid devastated cities in the Philippines, devastated families with no other means of communication try to send their message through local media. Through his tears, this man tries to get word to his family that his daughter is dead. "Please forgive me," he says. "I couldn't save her." This woman's father died when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed their house. Desperate, she says, "We are calling for your help. If possible, pleas bring us food. We don't have anything to eat." "I'm begging you," this man says. "There isn't any food." Elsewhere, people search for a source of drinking water. "Right now, we don't have enough water," says Roselda Sumapit, a victim. "Even though we are not sure that it is clean and safe, we still drink it because we need to survive." This prison in Tacloban City ran out of supplies on Monday. The prisoners threaten a mass break-out if they don't get food and water, but there isn't any to be had. Debris blocking supply routes also hides some vctims' bodies, and more than four days after Haiyan made landfall here, officials say they're now searching for the dead by smell. "With the smell, you know, because a lot of bodies were mixed up with all the rubble and all the debris," says Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City. A smell you can see on the faces of these people, the deaths of over 1,700 people confirmed by the government early Tuesday. Officials expect that number could rise as high as 10,000 after what is believed to have been the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Madison Township family made it safely out of their burning home Sunday morning, but the family cat may have died in the fire. Full Story
Image1 The new year bringing a change in administration for Pioneer Career and Technology Center. Full Story
 
Image1 While you're rushing around on Christmas Eve with the last- minute shoppers, why not take a moment to give back? Full Story
Image1 Richland Correctional Institution has a tradition of helping to brighten Christmas for a family who otherwise could not afford gifts. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

RiCI Presents Christmas Gifts To Adopted Family

Ashland FFA Alumni Hold Annual Farm Toy Show

Richland Public Health Presents Check To Harmony House

Mansfield Police Warns Of Overdue Water Bill Scam

Ontario Police Collect Toys for Tots

Family Holiday Program Lets RiCI Inmates Visit with Family

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

More News