The next storm *should* go more south toward Mindanao, and not be very strong. But you should definitely keep checking in for updates.
For those of us outside of the Philippines, I found a livestreaming mirror of the ABS-CBN news station. It is horrifying.http://www.pinoy-ako.info/pinoy-live-tv ... 9GtRg.dpbs
And here is the GMA network:http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/18 ... nov-9-2013
We have heard from James Reynolds (@typhoonfury on Twitter) and Josh Morgerson (iCylone on Facebook) and Mark Thomas, but not from Jim Edds (@ExtremeStorms) yet.
Josh posted this:
First off, Tacloban City is devastated. The city is a horrid landscape of smashed buildings and completely defoliated trees, with widespread looting and unclaimed bodies decaying in the open air. The typhoon moved fast and didn't last long-- only a few hours-- but it struck the city with absolutely terrifying ferocity. At the height of the storm, as the wind rose to a scream, as windows exploded and as our solid-concrete downtown hotel trembled from the impact of flying debris, as pictures blew off the walls and as children became hysterical, a tremendous storm surge swept the entire downtown. Waterfront blocks were reduced to heaps of rubble. In our hotel, trapped first-floor guests smashed the windows of their rooms to keep from drowning and screamed for help, and we had to drop our cameras and pull them out on mattresses and physically carry the elderly and disabled to the second floor. Mark's leg was ripped open by a piece of debris and he'll require surgery. The city has no communication with the outside world. The hospitals are overflowing with the critically injured. The surrounding communities are mowed down. After a bleak night in a hot, pitch-black, trashed hotel, James, Mark, and I managed to get out of the city on a military chopper and get to Cebu via a C-130-- sitting next to corpses in body bags. Meteorologically, Super Typhoon HAIYAN was fascinating; from a human-interest standpoint, it was utterly ghastly. It's been difficult to process.
The photo that came with the post is beyond words.
Save The Children International (A well-known and highly rated charity that does important work)http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8
Shelter Box (provides a durable container packed with tools, a tent, bedding, stove - the necessities for recovery and rebuilding)http://www.shelterbox.org/
Philippine Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org.ph/