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A group of nurses from the Registered Nurse Response Network were set to depart from San Francisco International Airport Thursday night for the Philippines to help provide relief to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
As the death toll mounts in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, the Bay Area’s only Filipino mayor is making an appeal that more aid be sent to his disaster-ravaged country.
Raw emotions were evident among the scores of Filipinos at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday, arriving from the area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – or departing to the find and help their relatives.
AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
The deadly typhoon that struck the Philippines has prompted an outpouring of support in the Bay Area, and local Filipino organizations are gathering donations for the disaster victims.
Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.
As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials said emergency crews could find more bodies when they reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides.