Filipino Americans in Del. monitor typhoon developments

By Tom Lehman 1:26am, November 12, 2013 - Updated 10:41am, November 12, 2013
Survivors walk in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, central Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Delaware's Filipino-American community is following the developments in the Philippines after the typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Pacific nation.

Emilio Rana, President of the Pilipino American Association of Delaware says efforts are underway to reach survivors and provide them with aid.

"The government has already distributed some goods, some supplies to that area but it's very, very slow because of the damaged communication lines, damaged roads...so the people are in dire need of food," Rana tells WDEL's Delaware Afternoon News.

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Rana says many Filipino-Americans living in Delaware are unable to reach relatives.

"Especially in the city of Tacloban, where there is feared to have been some ten thousand people dead in that city alone," he says.

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Those with relatives in the Phillipines, he says, are are getting information through sources like Filipino television stations.



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