marv you ok over there?
Jeez what a storm ... 147 mph winds avareage peaking at 195 mph (315kph).
So many people living along the coast too ... copped the huge storm surge.http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/43457-storm-chaser-philippines-typhoon-off-scale
Good news here is the aussie govt is going to send $10M in relief instead of the $400k they had planned ... so I think that is a good start.
Relief agencies are now in full swing so providing the Philippino military help out it should get better quickly.
The US ships in the region are moving in to help fly people in and out.
Have not heard if the Chinese plan to help ... or Indonesia / Vietnam.
Viber is letting locals call their families overseas for free ... which is great.
I have some friends who are worried here about family there..