"The Filipino people, the people of Tacloban, Samar and Cebu… and all these places where so many have died… They’re strong not just to have survived this storm, but they are strong to have survived the aftermath of this storm," said an emotionally charged Anderson Cooper.
"They have survived for a week now, often with very little food, with very little water, with very little medical attention. Can you imagine the strength that it takes to be… to be sleeping on the streets next to the bodies of your dead children? Can you imagine that strength? I can’t. And I’ve seen that strength day in and day out here in the Philippines. And we honor them with every broadcast that we do."
~ Anderson Cooper
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
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All of my moms family is over there right now having to deal with this terrible event.