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Hope all your helper's families are OK

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  1. #1

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    Hope all your helper's families are OK

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    What were the authorities doing to warn people?


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    I don't think anyone expected this. It's not "tropical storm season" any more and they usually don't hit that far south anyway. Terrible. I was in Cagayan de Oro a couple of months ago - it was clearly an extremely poor place so probably very ill-prepared for something of this nature.


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    It's heartbreaking especially a week before Christmas. Here is how you can help.

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/1...ndongs-victims


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    What were the authorities doing to warn people?

    They did give out loads of warnings but as this area is rarely hit people just went to bed and ignored it. In Luzon, which gets nearly all the typhoons they are taken more seriously and evacuate.

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    BBC News: Philippines floods: Aid agencies say 120,000 in need

    At least 972 people died in the disaster, according to government sources.
    Any help from the HK Gov?

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    Our helper, who had been with us 7 years part-time, left for the Philippines for good just two weeks ago. She happens to be from Mindanao. My sister has sent her a message on Facebook asking if she and her husband are okay, and although we are not expecting a response any time soon, we are quite concerned.