Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines Friday, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second Category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. Currently, 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.
The American Red Cross is supporting our Red Cross counterparts in the Philippines with four specialists. These include two people who specialize in telecommunication and who are travelling with satellite equipment, and two others who specialize in disaster assessment.
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With your support, the American Red Cross is mobilizing relief supplies, contributing financial assistance and deploying disaster experts to the Philippines.